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Title: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: DarkDragon on May 18, 2008, 11:17:56 am
So, now that the Spore CC is less than a month away I'd like to know what people expect from it and if they have already planned what's the first thing they're gonna try to make on it. Post away!

I'll make random stuff at first to familiarize myself with the editor, then I'll make some of my creature that I've previously drawn and finally I'll try to make earth stuff just to try it. I'll also try some sci-fi creatures and finally when I'm done with all of that I'll just make up new creatures. (don't worry, I'll only upload stuff worth uploading :P)
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Huckbuck on May 18, 2008, 11:39:45 am
Penis creature.





<.<


>.>
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: DarkDragon on May 18, 2008, 11:41:04 am
Huckbuck... you dirty person.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Plank of Wood on May 18, 2008, 11:41:31 am
A penis creature who has penii growing off of his penis which has another penis growing off of them.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: DarkDragon on May 18, 2008, 11:42:47 am
A penis creature who has penii growing off of his penis which has another penis growing off of them.

Now that's what I call a fractal :X
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Gorman Conall on May 18, 2008, 11:44:30 am
Ill recreate various movie and video game creatures just to test the editor then ill go crazy!.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: xnodas on May 18, 2008, 11:46:14 am
hmm I for one have no idea what I am going to be doing with just the creature editor. I had a vague idea of what I was gonna do with the actual game but now that i think about it, using just the creture editor kinda has me stumped. So...ya.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Gungnir on May 18, 2008, 11:46:48 am
Add random parts, move the body around, fiddle with it, and see what  i get.

Then sandworms.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Ramphastos on May 18, 2008, 11:53:11 am
There are a few creatures I've been itching to make into spore, but I'll probably only try to make them after I've messed around and made some random stuff.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Huckbuck on May 18, 2008, 12:12:00 pm
Seriously I don't know what I will do, I will just do without thinkig, just let it flow.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Sub on May 18, 2008, 12:53:36 pm
I'm not even sure I'll try out the creature creator.  There's something to be said for experiencing a game all at once when it's complete.  I don't want some of the wonder to be gone when I first play Spore.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Huckbuck on May 18, 2008, 12:58:04 pm
So you are going to keep your hands away from the CC for 4 months even though it is in reach after waiting for the game for like 2 - 3 years? YA RLY.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: CosmicD on May 18, 2008, 01:41:02 pm
The fisr thing I'm gonna do with it is just enjoying all the different controls you can do. Then, as I'm not going to create my main creature cause I want to reseve it for the game: I first will make "the shadow of dollie" with the CC.  with black fur and long teeth... 6 legs and an eye on it's tail :P (these deformations are only the beginning)

(i actually wonder if you can make cell creatures with it ? .. Most probably not because i already heard it's not really being cross polinated by other users)

but it would be cool :)
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: ARCosta on May 18, 2008, 01:42:24 pm
When I get my hand on the CC demo I'll probably explode.

But after I reassemble myself I'll do some random creatures, and then start to explore the limits (max size, max number of limbs, how much can a limb extend, etc.)

But before all that, a penis creature of course.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: DarkDragon on May 18, 2008, 01:45:58 pm
The fisr thing I'm gonna do with it is just enjoying all the different controls you can do. Then, as I'm not going to create my main creature cause I want to reseve it for the game: I first will make "the shadow of dollie" with the CC.  with black fur and long teeth... 6 legs and an eye on it's tail :P (these deformations are only the beginning)

(i actually wonder if you can make cell creatures with it ? .. Most probably not because i already heard it's not really being cross polinated by other users)

but it would be cool :)

I think you can make cell creatures but in 3D, when the cells come out of the water they come in 3D which means their parts are probably available in the creature editor.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Sadisticfaction on May 18, 2008, 01:52:07 pm
Only the demo for me :D Got draft this fall, so I will reserve Spore for when I get out! If I've waited four years already, twelve more months won't do me anything. :) I have lots of fantastic ideas! None of which are penis-fractals!
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: CosmicD on May 18, 2008, 01:52:37 pm
... a walking vagina, with teeth, and guess what it has as natural pray ?

:P

hence it will be known as: foraminis feministus
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Veraal on May 18, 2008, 01:53:19 pm
I'm going to push the cc to the limit and find out if it actually can make anything.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Sub on May 18, 2008, 02:03:16 pm
So you are going to keep your hands away from the CC for 4 months even though it is in reach after waiting for the game for like 2 - 3 years? YA RLY.

I might.  After three years of waiting, whats another few months?
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: DarkDragon on May 18, 2008, 02:29:24 pm
Unless you have a really strong force of will you wont :P
Specially when people start posting screenshots all around the spore forums xD
I'm gonna try to make a creature with 100 legs :x
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Serdun on May 18, 2008, 02:42:56 pm
Hieronymous Bosch (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hieronymus_Bosch)
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: DarkDragon on May 18, 2008, 03:05:58 pm
Do you guys think, there's gonna be mechanical parts in the editor? :O
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Werechicken on May 18, 2008, 03:55:33 pm
I expect the creature creation corner to go into overdrive.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: DarkDragon on May 18, 2008, 05:03:34 pm
I expect each person to create a thread for all of their editor creatures instead of making a thread for each.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Hydromancerx on May 18, 2008, 05:55:40 pm
Unless you have a really strong force of will you wont :P
Specially when people start posting screenshots all around the spore forums xD
I'm gonna try to make a creature with 100 legs :x

The question is will anyone be looking or will we all be playing with the creature creator, thus making the forum a ghost town.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Draugr on May 18, 2008, 06:05:12 pm
Unless you have a really strong force of will you wont :P
Specially when people start posting screenshots all around the spore forums xD
I'm gonna try to make a creature with 100 legs :x

The question is will anyone be looking or will we all be playing with the creature creator, thus making the forum a ghost town.

nah, i think that people who have been dormant will wake up and the forum will revive to its former glory if anything. the amount of awesome that will occur will be epic. I will create, the vag-badger, which will "feast' upon CosmicD's teethed vaggies.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Woulfe on May 18, 2008, 07:44:04 pm
I think I'll experiment see if I can recreate certain critters with the editor, just to see how flexible it is.

Then I'll go to town with it.

-  W -
* 30 days and counting 'till S.C.C. (roughly) *

Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Quantum on May 18, 2008, 07:50:30 pm
I shall create, a Frog-Monkey... or a Monkey-Frog... or a Banana... not sure quite yet.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: 0goober0 on May 18, 2008, 08:08:18 pm
I'll be creating the 2 animals I say most often: zebra and monkey (in that order) and then I'll make a zebra monkey.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Yuu on May 18, 2008, 08:13:20 pm
When I get my hand on the CC demo I'll probably explode.

But after I reassemble myself I'll do some random creatures, and then start to explore the limits (max size, max number of limbs, how much can a limb extend, etc.)

But before all that, a penis creature of course.
QFT


Well, anyways, I think we might just surpass the current record of most online, with the massive awakening and all.

For me, I'd try and test it's limits to the extreme by trying different combinations of limbs, hands, feet, sensors and accessories. I'd also try and recreate creatures from real life. Especially insects like the flea. >.>
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Ultramarine on May 18, 2008, 08:32:03 pm
With the creature creator in mind I want to create a couple of creatures from LoZ series

(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg33/AnsemZ/800px-Tektite.jpg?t=1211167893)
Tektite
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Absinth on May 18, 2008, 08:36:01 pm
My goal is to make at least 100 creatures before the game comes out.
Many of them will be dinos, but i also plan to make other types, like games or movies creatures and monsters.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: thorjarle on May 18, 2008, 09:40:44 pm
Make alot of creatures and hope that one of them make it to the retail disc.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Werechicken on May 18, 2008, 11:45:56 pm
I expect each person to create a thread for all of their editor creatures instead of making a thread for each.
I actually meant that everyone without artistic abilities will be able to finally create an image of their creatures, and those who have already drawn theirs will be able to see what they look like in the spore universe.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Sasha on May 19, 2008, 12:33:11 am
My goal is to make at least 100 creatures before the game comes out.

Likewise ^^

I'll create creatures at random but I want a shot at creating a wampa and Darth Vader  :o
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: CosmicD on May 19, 2008, 01:17:17 am
I expect the creature creation corner to go into overdrive.

hmm, I already made an account on mysporepage thiny, so for now I'll just post things thre, and on youtube :)
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Absinth on May 19, 2008, 01:36:32 am
I expect the creature creation corner to go into overdrive.

hmm, I already made an account on mysporepage thiny, so for now I'll just post things thre, and on youtube :)

That's something like myspace but for spore, right?
Once i have the CC then i will also join there.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: CosmicD on May 19, 2008, 01:50:33 am
it's something a fan site started, sporegalaxies i think.

www.mysporepage.Com

but i'm also hoping that mixis themself will start with their creature website.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Zamaza on May 19, 2008, 02:03:24 am
I shall en devour to break the editor XD

Mainly I'll be experimenting but then I'm going to make dozens of variations of an "raptor" like species I want to do. I'm going to save my "main race" until I can actually do it from the cell phase up :)
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Sasha on May 19, 2008, 02:48:20 am
it's something a fan site started, sporegalaxies i think.

www.mysporepage.Com

but i'm also hoping that mixis themself will start with their creature website.

I thought it was the official website  :(
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: wydraz on May 19, 2008, 07:40:23 am
I'm pretty sure I saw a video that showed that all the creatures you upload go to your own spore.com hosted "My Creatures" page or something like that for the sporepedia.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: rob on May 19, 2008, 08:32:52 am
I will try to create some B movie monsters ;D
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: The Time Traveller on May 19, 2008, 08:51:19 am
Sadly, I will not be getting the CC.  I'm more interested in spending my money on the strategy guide since I'll get the CC anyway, just later.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: DarkDragon on May 19, 2008, 09:04:00 am
Sadly, I will not be getting the CC.  I'm more interested in spending my money on the strategy guide since I'll get the CC anyway, just later.

No man can call himself a man and use strategy guides, learning by yourself is the way to go! ;D

Now I just remembered, I gotta try to make... CRABPEOPLE! (and lizardmen too)
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Veraal on May 19, 2008, 10:12:54 am
lot's of zelda creeps.

warcraft creeps
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: creiij on May 19, 2008, 10:35:53 am
I will just goof around in the beginning just to get the feel of the editor, then I will try and recreate animals, dinos and so forth to see how realistic I can get them. Sure not only dinos but other animals as well. After that, I'm going to create stuff from my own twisted mind... niiiice =)
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Xenomorph on May 19, 2008, 10:54:55 am
just bought an Ati Radeon 9600 pro just to play the Creature Creator. i'm going to buy a whole new pc for spore, but i dont have the money right now. the CC came sooner than expected, so i HAD to buy a new videocard or else i couldn't be able to play it!  :o

Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: BlueSabor on May 19, 2008, 11:28:05 am
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v714/PWH/Spore/Raptor.jpg)

Enough said.  ;D
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: DarkDragon on May 19, 2008, 11:38:14 am
^ Enough said indeed.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: DoggySpew on May 19, 2008, 12:49:37 pm
just bought an Ati Radeon 9600 pro just to play the Creature Creator. i'm going to buy a whole new pc for spore, but i dont have the money right now. the CC came sooner than expected, so i HAD to buy a new videocard or else i couldn't be able to play it!  :o



I've just bought a good rig, that could handle Crysis with ease. Chances are, that I only will play Spore on it.
I'm still a bit in doubt wether or not I should download the Creature Creator.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Sasha on May 19, 2008, 01:07:36 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v714/PWH/Spore/Raptor.jpg)

Enough said.  ;D


Look's like my girlfriend's mother..
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Gungnir on May 19, 2008, 01:18:56 pm
For pics that big, could you not actually quote the image, please? Thanks.
And Xenomorph, I doubt you need a whole new PC for spore. It's aimed at casual gamers, with probably not-too-great PCs (not bad, just not great).

@Doggyspew: Download the free version if you're in doubt.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: darkwanderer on May 20, 2008, 01:53:10 am
i have a amd athlon X2 3800 dual core cpu, a nvidia 7600GT, 2 gigs of ram, i reckon ill be able to play it on medium with some settings on high, with shadows on low and anti ailiasing off

im going to make a giant tripod creature that can go invisible

and a series of dino style creatures which are unique but based on dinosaurs or could have been dinosaurs
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: DoggySpew on May 20, 2008, 03:32:12 am
For pics that big, could you not actually quote the image, please? Thanks.
And Xenomorph, I doubt you need a whole new PC for spore. It's aimed at casual gamers, with probably not-too-great PCs (not bad, just not great).

@Doggyspew: Download the free version if you're in doubt.
I'm doubting even that.
The point is, I want everything to be fresh and new from the moment I first play Spore. It is not like the Sims 2 bodyshop, where you already know most gameplay. Now the Creature Creator isn't the whole game, but a large part of it.

Meh, to be honest, I'd probably download it anyway.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: darkwanderer on May 20, 2008, 03:52:04 am
For pics that big, could you not actually quote the image, please? Thanks.
And Xenomorph, I doubt you need a whole new PC for spore. It's aimed at casual gamers, with probably not-too-great PCs (not bad, just not great).

@Doggyspew: Download the free version if you're in doubt.
I'm doubting even that.
The point is, I want everything to be fresh and new from the moment I first play Spore. It is not like the Sims 2 bodyshop, where you already know most gameplay. Now the Creature Creator isn't the whole game, but a large part of it.

Meh, to be honest, I'd probably download it anyway.

yeah but its detached from the game. youll get used to using it to make stuff. but when you play the game it will be new and fresh again because all of a sudden what you make affects gameplay, limited by your points, etc. it will just be like a training session for the editors, before you get into the game and actually use them for real stuff
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Spore-addict on May 20, 2008, 05:07:25 am
A use for physics cards in spore would be awsome.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Ultimatum on May 20, 2008, 07:09:54 am
Alright.

Since this party going to begin soon,I've got the Beer!
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Blarg on May 20, 2008, 07:17:17 am
Everything I've ever drawn.

Ever.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Xenomorph on May 20, 2008, 07:48:18 am
Alright.

Since this party going to begin soon,I've got the Beer!

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t66/xenospore/IMG_1109-1.jpg)

me too!

And Xenomorph, I doubt you need a whole new PC for spore. It's aimed at casual gamers, with probably not-too-great PCs (not bad, just not great).

believe me: mine's bad. really, really bad.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: DarkDragon on May 20, 2008, 08:07:18 am
I got lots of beer!
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Xenomorph on May 20, 2008, 08:37:06 am
There is no party like an alchoholic party when you wait for spooh-hooore!
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Hydromancerx on May 20, 2008, 05:48:24 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbkX-V0Pitw

Looks like its time for the Will Wright drinking game!! Take a shot every time Will says "Um".
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Gungnir on May 20, 2008, 05:51:40 pm
Someone needs to take a public speaking class...
Although that is a relatively old video, right?
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Doctor Z on May 20, 2008, 06:16:19 pm
Gimme Vodka or gimme... VODKA! You bastards.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Andrew Ryan on May 20, 2008, 07:29:02 pm
I wash coantin' buh Iz losta tack around dah....uhhh...uhhhhh...

*Falls dead from alcohol poisoning*
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Woulfe on May 20, 2008, 09:11:14 pm
No drinks for me, someone will have to drive y'all home when yer passed out  ;D

So what kinds eats we got here ?

Burgers & Fries ?

Pizza ?

- W -
* Who'll bring food if there is none at the party *
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Xenomorph on May 21, 2008, 05:48:01 am
i'll stick to coffee when the CC comes out. that will keep me awake the whole night!  :D
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: DarkDragon on May 21, 2008, 06:13:17 am
Coffee, Coke (as in... Coca-Cola :P), lots of food and anti-sleeping pills :X
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: ballistic waffles on May 22, 2008, 06:19:46 pm
Tyranid CARNIFEX!!!!!!

http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catalog/productDetail.jsp?catId=cat1020013&prodId=prod1050178 (http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catalog/productDetail.jsp?catId=cat1020013&prodId=prod1050178)
 
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Mighdas on May 22, 2008, 06:27:09 pm
Tyranid CARNIFEX!!!!!!

http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catalog/productDetail.jsp?catId=cat1020013&prodId=prod1050178 (http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catalog/productDetail.jsp?catId=cat1020013&prodId=prod1050178)
 

(http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m490652_99120106010_TyranidCarnifex1Main_445x319.jpg)
Whoah, I actually felt like posting in response to that. Just. Whoah.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: ballistic waffles on May 23, 2008, 04:32:33 pm
It is like the ultimate life form :D
When i first saw it i was like "OMG!! That is the Coolest and most ultimate life form!!!!!!




And if you look at the different pictures there are different variations of it

Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Woulfe on May 24, 2008, 07:21:16 am
So, I'm guessing that this is the unofficial countdown thread for the SCC, eh ?

If so.....

T minus 23 days and counting

Come join the party folkz, don be shy.

- W -
* Smirking *
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Pinstar on May 24, 2008, 10:41:08 am
Speaking of drinking and parties, I propose a contest...an event if you will:

Everybody get the creature creator and make a creature and save it.
Then get seriously drunk on your drink(s) of choice.
Then make a 2nd creature and save it.

Upload both and see if we can find a pattern of what booze does to creature creation across the board :P
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Woulfe on May 25, 2008, 06:39:26 am
T minus 22 days and counting
OR
a little over 3 weeks
OR
several parties away

Unfortunately I'm a tea type drinker all I could do is just get light headed from lack of sleep.
Sounds like a fun contest none the less.

- W -
* 22 bottles ov Root Beer on da' wall, 22 bottles ov root beer, ya' take one down an' ya' pass it 'round *   
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Amazingchi on May 25, 2008, 07:26:09 am
T minus 22 days and counting
OR
a little over 3 weeks
OR
several parties away

Unfortunately I'm a tea type drinker all I could do is just get light headed from lack of sleep.
Sounds like a fun contest none the less.

- W -
* 22 bottles ov Root Beer on da' wall, 22 bottles ov root beer, ya' take one down an' ya' pass it 'round *   


Caffiene Induced creatures might also be interesting...

Also, might wanna try sugar high induced ones as an experiment too.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Xenomorph on May 25, 2008, 07:37:13 am
Speaking of drinking and parties, I propose a contest...an event if you will:

Everybody get the creature creator and make a creature and save it.
Then get seriously drunk on your drink(s) of choice.
Then make a 2nd creature and save it.

Upload both and see if we can find a pattern of what booze does to creature creation across the board :P

i'll join! ;D
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Doomsday on May 25, 2008, 07:50:13 am
I don't drink (it's nasty and a nasty habit), but I'm sure most of my creations will come out as if a drunk person did them. Does that count? :-p
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: DarkDragon on May 25, 2008, 02:05:58 pm
You don't drink? HOW DO YOU LIVE? :P

I can't see how drinking alcoholic drinks is nasty as far as you don't abuse them. Of course getting drunk on purpose is abusing them but that's another story :P
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Veraal on May 25, 2008, 02:23:35 pm
Drinking gets a conversation going. there's more to talk about and more to laugh about.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Andrew Ryan on May 25, 2008, 02:25:02 pm
Drinking gets a conversation going. there's more to talk about and more to laugh about.

And less to remember the following day.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: DarkDragon on May 25, 2008, 03:47:41 pm
Am I the only person who doesn't suffer from memory loss when I get extremely drunk?
I also never puke for some reason.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Sub on May 25, 2008, 03:52:42 pm
I'm not a fan of drinking, or anything along those lines really.  I don't like the idea of not being in complete control of my mind/body.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Andrew Ryan on May 25, 2008, 03:53:14 pm
Am I the only person who doesn't suffer from memory loss when I get extremely drunk?
I also never puke for some reason.

Maybe you have a bigger liver or are more used to the affects of alcohol than most. Tell me, do you drink alot or in excessive amounts?
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: DarkDragon on May 25, 2008, 04:31:57 pm
Am I the only person who doesn't suffer from memory loss when I get extremely drunk?
I also never puke for some reason.

Maybe you have a bigger liver or are more used to the affects of alcohol than most. Tell me, do you drink alot or in excessive amounts?

Not really, I only go to one or two partys a month but even if I drink a lot I only feel funny but I don't feel sick or anything like that. I'll go with the bigger liver xD
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Andrew Ryan on May 25, 2008, 04:56:30 pm
It could also be because of your genes. Some people are just born more efficient at processing alcohol than others.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: The Time Traveller on May 25, 2008, 05:02:20 pm
I have an idea for a non-alcoholic game minors can try:

Post three creatures:  One after you wake up, one arround mid-day, and one just before you go to sleep.  Later we'll see the various time effects.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Andrew Ryan on May 25, 2008, 06:48:22 pm
Better yet, one where your jacked up on caffeine and/or Ritalin.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: DarkDragon on May 25, 2008, 07:17:56 pm
If you're underage ask your parents or older siblings to slap you as hard as they can a few times, you should be confused enough after that in order to make a drunken state creature.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Gorman Conall on May 25, 2008, 07:33:18 pm
If you're underage ask your parents or older siblings to slap you as hard as they can a few times, you should be confused enough after that in order to make a drunken state creature.

Punch drunk!
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Ultramarine on May 25, 2008, 07:38:24 pm
Am I the only person who doesn't suffer from memory loss when I get extremely drunk?
I also never puke for some reason.

That's not a good sign, see a doctor about that liver when you get the chance.
All those toxins could have a radical affect on your overall health, as long as you constantly drinking that is.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: DarkDragon on May 25, 2008, 07:41:38 pm
I don't think it's anything to worry about, I got a strong body (I'm not fat, just big boned (not jokin :P)) and I haven't puked once since I was 8 (I'm now 20), even before that I must have puked like 10 times in those 8 years (not counting when I was a baby). I don't drink often anyways and last year I had a complete checkup on my health and it was all fine.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Ultramarine on May 25, 2008, 07:46:10 pm
(http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o64/cherrypie826/drunk-2.jpg)

Jk, glad to hear that your A Ok when it comes to your health.
Honestly though, I don't, and can't at this point in time, drink most regular alcohol.
Beer, Vodka, Whiskey etc., if I do drink anything it's wine or hard mikes (the light stuff)
Well all said and done that's because I think beer tastes gross and I am under age in conjunction with that :P.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: DarkDragon on May 25, 2008, 07:55:29 pm
I used to hate beer, somehow with aging I started to enjoy it :P
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Xenomorph on May 25, 2008, 10:38:00 pm
I used to hate beer, somehow with aging I started to enjoy it :P

ah, delightfull! Darkdragon, may i suggest you visit THIS! (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=12336.0) thread?
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: DarkDragon on May 26, 2008, 08:06:14 am
Spore CC Status:  Pre-Release Tue Jun 17 00:00:00 CDT 2008;
That's Tue Jun 17 6:00:00 GMT+DST 2008
It's Tue Jun 17 5:00:00 UTC 2008

So yeah, I guess I can go to sleep earlier and wake up at 6AM :P
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Zamaza on May 26, 2008, 03:45:34 pm
So yeah, I guess I can go to sleep earlier and wake up at 6AM :P

Or we could stay up all night and be zombies and play with the creator all day :)

Question is, would the lack of brain power make your creatures BETTER or WORSE? :)
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Doctor Z on May 26, 2008, 05:02:45 pm
Better. Because you're not conscious.... ly thinking about whether it could work in the real world.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Blarg on May 27, 2008, 07:26:39 am
My suggestion is doing as many things as possible all day long, while taking as many caffinated beverages as possible.

Then stay up all night.

Then make a creature the next morning, in your exhausted stupor. I promise, it will be WEIRD. I have found that doing these things in this order ALWAYS makes for a strange next day, no matter what you do.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: SBD on May 27, 2008, 07:37:20 am
It's quite convenient, the creature creator comes out a few days after the uni semester break. four weeks of creature creator fun!
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Woulfe on May 27, 2008, 08:21:41 am
T minus 21 days and counting
OR
a little over 2 weeks
OR
several more parties away

Good idea Blarg, I think I'll try that instead of drinking alcoholic beverages of any kind.

Can't wait to see what an all nighter will do to my creativity.

- W -
* 21 bottles ov root beer on da' wall, 21 bottles ov root beer, ya' take one down, ya' pass it 'round.... * 
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Neoskel on May 27, 2008, 08:30:45 am
I used to hate beer, somehow with aging I started to enjoy it :P

Thats because your body got used to all the nasty stuff and started to ignore it. The same way for tobacco and other drugs, the first time is terrible but less so each successive time.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Blarg on May 27, 2008, 04:47:25 pm
Good idea Blarg, I think I'll try that instead of drinking alcoholic beverages of any kind.

Don't thank me, thank our puny human body with our inability to stand long bouts of no sleep.  ;)
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Zamaza on May 27, 2008, 07:27:30 pm
O crap, I actually have class on the 18th.

Sadness.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: DarkDragon on May 27, 2008, 07:33:15 pm
O crap, I actually have class on the 18th.

Sadness.

Don't complain, I got an exam on the 18th... which by the looks of it I'm gonna fail  :D
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: The Time Traveller on May 27, 2008, 07:35:12 pm
I've been out of school for at least a week.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: DarkDragon on May 27, 2008, 09:04:27 pm
Newsletter website:
http://hosting1-ea.multiplay.co.uk/ukweb/newsletters/spore/spore.htm
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: google_video_fan on May 27, 2008, 10:02:42 pm
Newsletter website:
http://hosting1-ea.multiplay.co.uk/ukweb/newsletters/spore/spore.htm

Looks good! The current Spore website isn't very functional and pretty empty, so I'm definitely looking forward to their website updates.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Andrew Ryan on May 27, 2008, 10:17:48 pm
I've been out of school for at least a week.

 >:(

DAMN YOU!!! I still got 12 days. Thats 2 weeks and 2 days left before schools out! Damn you southern California school system!
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Woulfe on May 28, 2008, 07:18:16 am
T minus 20 days and counting
OR
a little over 2 weeks
OR
several more parties away
OR
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood
OR
3,465.12 cases of beverages to drink down
OR
1,111,111 bags of potato chips to eat
OR
Several more pages of posts left to post on this thread
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Zamaza on May 28, 2008, 07:24:13 am
I'm actually going to be out of town a the week before the CC is released and I may or may not have internet :(

I having a feeling I'm going to be overwhelmed with new stuff when I get back.

Also my summer classes just started up :( boo having stuff to do. I miss middle school when I could be lazy all summer. Can I go back in time and be a kid again when spore comes out so I don't have to work?
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: DarkDragon on May 28, 2008, 07:32:34 am
Another (American?) newsletter website:
http://epidm.edgesuite.net/CMS/ElectronicArts/Maxis/2008/371415/spore.html
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Woulfe on May 28, 2008, 07:54:38 am
The more I see of the Newsletters the more I wonder if The SPORE Site is going to look like them once the SCC is released to the public.

Like how The Sims 2 site looked before release of the Body Shop was one way, then after Body Shop was released it looked another way.

I like the oranges in the Newsletter.

And the overall look to them as well.

- W -
* 20 bottles ov root beer on da' wall, 20 bottles ov root beer, ya' take one down ya' pass it 'round.... *
 
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Woulfe on May 29, 2008, 04:17:35 pm
19 Days
OR
A little over 2 Weeks
- W -
* Ah-hem *

Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: The Time Traveller on May 29, 2008, 04:21:51 pm
Don't you mean 101 days?
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Woulfe on May 29, 2008, 05:15:14 pm
Don't you mean 101 days?

Creature Creator Countdown, not SPORE countdown, we haven't started a SPORE countdown thread, yet.

- W -
* Just so you know *
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: superdeluxe on May 29, 2008, 05:41:15 pm
I really can-not wait for this!

Ever since I read about Spore in the PC gaming magazine, I have been hungry for anything spore!
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Woulfe on May 30, 2008, 10:38:48 am
18 Days
OR
A little over 2 Weeks
- W -
* Same as it ever was, Same as it ever was, Same as it ever was *
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Doomsday on May 30, 2008, 10:59:40 am
* Same as it ever was, Same as it ever was, Same as it ever was *

TALKING HEADS! Once in a Lifetime. Water flowing under.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Woulfe on May 30, 2008, 11:18:54 am
* Same as it ever was, Same as it ever was, Same as it ever was *

TALKING HEADS! Once in a Lifetime. Water flowing under.

Yea, you get a cookie.

- W -
* 40 years of pop-culture can do this to you too *
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Xenomorph on May 30, 2008, 11:26:31 am
* Same as it ever was, Same as it ever was, Same as it ever was *

TALKING HEADS! Once in a Lifetime. Water flowing under.

Yea, you get a cookie.

- W -
* 40 years of pop-culture can do this to you too *

spore: fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa far better

run run run, run run away!!!!! ;D
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Woulfe on May 30, 2008, 11:42:35 am

AND I ruuuuun, I ruuuuuun so faaar awaaaay.....
AND I ruuuuun, I ruuuuuun all night and daaaaaaaaaay....

Oh wait wrong song.

- W -
* Smirks *
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: The Time Traveller on May 30, 2008, 11:43:54 am
100 days till Spore!
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Neoskel on May 30, 2008, 11:45:22 am
Go make another thread TTT. It'll get more attention that way.

And 100 days seems like a good place to start too.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: The Time Traveller on May 30, 2008, 11:45:53 am
I already made a thread, but people spammed it to death so I deleted it.

Edit:  I made that one on 101 days though...
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: gec05 on May 30, 2008, 11:48:20 am
June 17th for the Creature Creator, that's the same day I was born. :D
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Woulfe on May 30, 2008, 11:51:26 am
Well, seeing as this Countdown thread has a good start and following, might as well do both countdowns.

Just try not to get the two mixed up as we countdown the SCC release & SPORE's release as well.

TTT can use this thread to countdown SPORE.

As long as it's okay with everyone else here.

- W -
* I don't have a problem with it *
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Brandonazz on May 30, 2008, 11:55:32 am
I would rather he not post at all, but I don't mind him crashing the party.

I'm too busy enjoying the 'Um' Cocktails.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: DarkDragon on May 30, 2008, 12:05:11 pm
I'll just change the topic of this thread when the CC is released, it will be "SCC drink 'til you drop party + Spore pre-party!!!"
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Woulfe on May 30, 2008, 12:46:57 pm
I have a feeling the last 24 hours waiting for the SCC will be the hardest.

Like X-mass eve.

Same with SPORE itself 3 months down the line.

- W -
* Posting far too much for one day *
 
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Darth Grievi on May 30, 2008, 01:12:19 pm
*Does the w00t dance*

Now excuse me while I forget for a few weeks.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Blarg on May 30, 2008, 01:12:55 pm
Only two weeks and four days left.  :D
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: ballistic waffles on May 31, 2008, 09:09:35 am
SevenTeen more DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: DarkDragon on May 31, 2008, 10:17:12 am
The Will requires seven teens to sacrifice in order for everything to go right!
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Woulfe on May 31, 2008, 11:05:40 am
Creature Creator Countdown Clock
17 Daze

SPORE Countdown Clock
99 Daze

- W -
* Lack of sleep *
 
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: DarkDragon on May 31, 2008, 11:40:54 am
I got 99 problems and WAITING IS ONE!!!
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Xenomorph on May 31, 2008, 11:56:19 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcOZ6xFxJqg
Ssss-Ppppp-Oooo-Sssss-Eeee
Spore-Dance!

Ah we can dance if we want to, we can leave your friends behind
Cause your friends dont dance for spore and if they dont dance for spore
Well they're are no friends of mine
I say, we can go where we want to, a place where they will never find
And we can act like we come from out of this world
Leave the real one far behind,
And we can play spore and dance

We can play spore if we want to, we can leave your friends behind
Cause your friends dont play spore and if they dont dance spore
Well they're are no friends of mine
I say, we can go where we want to a place where they will never find
And we can act like we come from out of this world
Leave the real one far behind
And we can dance.

Dancez! for spore!

I say we can dance, we can dance Spore is in our controll
We can dance, we can dance were doing it wall to wall
We can dance, we can dance everybody look at the door
We can dance, we can dance everybody is playing spore
Spore dance
Oh well the Spore dance
Ah yes the Spore dance


 ;D


*dances*


Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Sasha on May 31, 2008, 04:53:00 pm
16 DAYS LEFT!!!!! ;D
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Hydromancerx on May 31, 2008, 05:03:05 pm
Why make a big deal about 16? Its when you get to 14 thats the big  deal since ti will be exactly 2 weeks. Then again at 7 days.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Sasha on May 31, 2008, 05:21:10 pm
But man, every single day that goes down is to be celebrated with pure joy  ;D
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: DarkDragon on May 31, 2008, 05:37:21 pm
Every day feels like 1 year now that we're getting close :(
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Veraal on May 31, 2008, 05:38:49 pm
go all emo and listen to something in the way by nirvana.

all the time until cc.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Sasha on May 31, 2008, 05:58:11 pm
Every day feels like 1 year now that we're getting close :(


When the date is far away you accept the distance but when it's getting so close, lol, It hurts the most ::)
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: ballistic waffles on May 31, 2008, 06:42:27 pm
15 1/2 Days!!!!!
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Ultramarine on May 31, 2008, 06:44:57 pm
Is the yelling necessary everytime?
Keep the inner joyous shouting to yourself.

That goes for all of you.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Grazony on May 31, 2008, 06:46:14 pm
BLARG!!!!







Me want now. 8)
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Doctor Z on May 31, 2008, 07:21:20 pm
HAHA!


I'M FITTING IN!!!


Also, Yay that it's ALMOST HERE!
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: DarkDragon on May 31, 2008, 07:25:39 pm
ALMOST HERE
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Ultramarine on May 31, 2008, 07:28:30 pm
...................

I hate you all.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Grazony on May 31, 2008, 07:30:58 pm
I love you too. ;D
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Ultramarine on May 31, 2008, 07:32:29 pm
Exactly  8) ;D.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: DarkDragon on May 31, 2008, 07:56:11 pm
Talking about love, I wonder if you can test the procedural mating animation in the CC  ???
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Ultramarine on May 31, 2008, 08:31:13 pm
I don't see why not.

But the only thing I've seen that has to do with love making is the procedurally done children.
Also, I wonder if mating will always result in egg laying. Will there be a chance for failure or is it an absolute occurrence when you mate ???.

I also wonder if they mate just for fun XD
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Woulfe on June 01, 2008, 08:56:40 am
~/o' It's real love, yea, it's really real 'o\~

I started the whole bold text thing, seems everyone's joined in on the bandwagon.

~/o Sssssss Pppppppp Ooooooo Rrrrrrrrrr Eeeeeeee, Spore, Dance, We can Spore if we wanna, We can leave dis world behind  o\~

Creature Creator Countdown Clock - 15 Daze to go

Spore Countdown Clock - 98 Daze to go

- W -
* Yea, it's muh fault, so dere *
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Absinth on June 01, 2008, 10:34:27 am
Every day feels like 1 year now that we're getting close :(

Took the words right out of my mouth. 
Also with these new videos, screenshots and teasers it gets harder to wait lately.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Rutilant on June 01, 2008, 10:58:12 am
Every day feels like 1 year now that we're getting close :(

Took the words right out of my mouth. 
Also with these new videos, screenshots and teasers it gets harder to wait lately.

I'm depriving myself of spore video and news so I don't combust.

I just come to check every now and again to check for interesting threads, like Will Wright getting killed in a plane crash, or the game being leaked. :P
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: The Time Traveller on June 01, 2008, 11:44:58 am
I don't see why not.

But the only thing I've seen that has to do with love making is the procedurally done children.
Also, I wonder if mating will always result in egg laying. Will there be a chance for failure or is it an absolute occurrence when you mate ???.

I also wonder if they mate just for fun XD
Also, is all mating between two creatures or can there me more complicated mating things, like maybe three or more sexes?
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 01, 2008, 11:46:17 am
Well, they did say that there were no genders so I wonder if procedural mating is still in at all.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Andrew Ryan on June 01, 2008, 11:47:17 am
Oh its still in all right... But their being no genders is going to make mating really weird.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: The Time Traveller on June 01, 2008, 02:41:21 pm
Maybe they mate with gas now (That's how I thought humans reproduced back when I was a young child).
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Doctor Z on June 01, 2008, 02:52:06 pm
You know, I think the "no genders" just means that you can mate with any other person of your own race. Just to make it easier.

It's just a game, you know, so of course it would be something like this.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Ultramarine on June 01, 2008, 02:55:44 pm
I don't see why not.

But the only thing I've seen that has to do with love making is the procedurally done children.
Also, I wonder if mating will always result in egg laying. Will there be a chance for failure or is it an absolute occurrence when you mate ???.

I also wonder if they mate just for fun XD
Also, is all mating between two creatures or can there me more complicated mating things, like maybe three or more sexes?

He he, orgy XD
Sorry couldn't resist...

But I assume the genders will be indifferent, blank or undefined as you will.
Reason being that it's impossible tell due to the fact that there is no sexual dimorphism shown through out the game.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: BBsman5 on June 01, 2008, 03:06:52 pm
It's already been stated that there will be no genders in the game.
Title: Re: 15 days, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 01, 2008, 06:29:03 pm
Maybe they mate with gas now (That's how I thought humans reproduced back when I was a young child).

Male human farts, female human farts, child magically appears? :o

Also,

15 LONG DAYS
Title: Re: 15 days, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Zamaza on June 01, 2008, 10:02:05 pm
I'm debating whether being out of town from the 6th-15 is a good thing or bad (I will have limited to no interweb). At least I will be distracted.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: SporeGames on June 02, 2008, 03:51:47 am
Maybe they mate with gas now (That's how I thought humans reproduced back when I was a young child).

You're parents told you that? Europeans
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: SporeGames on June 02, 2008, 03:54:25 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcOZ6xFxJqg
Ssss-Ppppp-Oooo-Sssss-Eeee
Spore-Dance!

Ah we can dance if we want to, we can leave your friends behind
Cause your friends dont dance for spore and if they dont dance for spore
Well they're are no friends of mine
I say, we can go where we want to, a place where they will never find
And we can act like we come from out of this world
Leave the real one far behind,
And we can play spore and dance

We can play spore if we want to, we can leave your friends behind
Cause your friends dont play spore and if they dont dance spore
Well they're are no friends of mine
I say, we can go where we want to a place where they will never find
And we can act like we come from out of this world
Leave the real one far behind
And we can dance.

Dancez! for spore!

I say we can dance, we can dance Spore is in our controll
We can dance, we can dance were doing it wall to wall
We can dance, we can dance everybody look at the door
We can dance, we can dance everybody is playing spore
Spore dance
Oh well the Spore dance
Ah yes the Spore dance


 ;D


*dances*




The eighties were weird.
Title: Re: 15 days, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: raikitsune on June 02, 2008, 04:10:38 am
ahh! **writhes** i can't preorder it! its the only thing on the whole EA site which won't let me preorder it **twitches**  ???  :'(
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: SporeGames on June 02, 2008, 04:26:30 am
Only the demo for me :D Got draft this fall, so I will reserve Spore for when I get out! If I've waited four years already, twelve more months won't do me anything. :) I have lots of fantastic ideas! None of which are penis-fractals!

*Stares in awe at soldja-boy playing Spore*
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: The Time Traveller on June 02, 2008, 04:28:58 am
Maybe they mate with gas now (That's how I thought humans reproduced back when I was a young child).

You're parents told you that? Europeans
No, I just made it up as the most logical way it would work. (My parents told me babies are created with sperm and egg cells, so my first idea was that they were dispersed gaseously.)

Anyway, 14 days until the CC!
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: SporeGames on June 02, 2008, 04:36:36 am
When I get my hand on the CC demo I'll probably explode.

But after I reassemble myself I'll do some random creatures, and then start to explore the limits (max size, max number of limbs, how much can a limb extend, etc.)

But before all that, a penis creature of course.
QFT


Well, anyways, I think we might just surpass the current record of most online, with the massive awakening and all.

For me, I'd try and test it's limits to the extreme by trying different combinations of limbs, hands, feet, sensors and accessories. I'd also try and recreate creatures from real life. Especially insects like the flea. >.>

And what would that record be?
Maybe they mate with gas now (That's how I thought humans reproduced back when I was a young child).

You're parents told you that? Europeans
No, I just made it up as the most logical way it would work. (My parents told me babies are created with sperm and egg cells, so my first idea was that they were dispersed gaseously.)

Anyway, 14 days until the CC!

And I thought I over analized things  ;D.obity join the pirates ff
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Woulfe on June 02, 2008, 04:54:01 am

Ssss-Ppppp-Oooo-Rrrrr-Eeee
Spore-Dance!

Ah we can dance if we want to, we can leave your friends behind
Cause your friends dont dance for spore and if they dont dance for spore
Well they're are no friends of mine
I say, we can go where we want to, a place where they will never find
And we can act like we come from out of this world
Leave the real one far behind,
And we can play spore and dance

We can play spore if we want to, we can leave your friends behind
Cause your friends dont play spore and if they dont dance spore
Well they're are no friends of mine
I say, we can go where we want to a place where they will never find
And we can act like we come from out of this world
Leave the real one far behind
And we can dance.

Dancez! for spore!

I say we can dance, we can dance Spore is in our controll
We can dance, we can dance were doing it wall to wall
We can dance, we can dance everybody look at the door
We can dance, we can dance everybody is playing spore
Spore dance
Oh well the Spore dance
Ah yes the Spore dance


 ;D


*dances*




The eighties were weird.

You have no idea.

I lived though them.

Oh and by the way -

Creature Creator Countdown Clock - 2 Weeks 2 Weeks

- W -
* 44 years old today *
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: SporeGames on June 02, 2008, 04:57:48 am
Sadly, I will not be getting the CC.  I'm more interested in spending my money on the strategy guide since I'll get the CC anyway, just later.

No man can call himself a man and use strategy guides, learning by yourself is the way to go! ;D

Now I just remembered, I gotta try to make... CRABPEOPLE! (and lizardmen too)
Strategy guides?! It's SPORE why would it need frikkin' strategy guides?
Title: Re: 15 days, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: The Time Traveller on June 02, 2008, 05:03:51 am
It's not really because I need it but in case it has extra content or something in it.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: SpaceOddity on June 02, 2008, 05:12:43 am
Creature Creator Countdown Clock - 2 Weeks 2 Weeks

- W -
* 44 years old today *

Congrats, you greenhorn! ;D
Title: Re: 15 days, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: ARCosta on June 02, 2008, 05:25:42 am
Wow 2 weeks, that's like 14 days, that's like 336 hours, that's like 20160 minutes, that's like 1209600 seconds, i mean 1209599, i mean 1209598 secs, i mean 1209597 secs, oh you get the point.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Woulfe on June 02, 2008, 06:38:08 am
Creature Creator Countdown Clock - 2 Weeks 2 Weeks

- W -
* 44 years old today *

Congrats, you greenhorn! ;D

Know where I got 2 weeks 2 weeks from ?

Greenhorn, well, it's better then being called OLD MAN at least.

- W -
* smirks *
Title: Re: 15 days, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: ARCosta on June 02, 2008, 07:05:56 am
Grats Woulfe!  ;D 
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Blarg on June 02, 2008, 07:07:48 am
BLARG!!!!


You rang?
Title: Re: 15 days, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 02, 2008, 07:57:16 am
2 weeks? 14 days? are you guys already on the 3rd? cause I'm still in the 2nd of June.
Title: Re: 15 days, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Amazingchi on June 02, 2008, 08:04:57 am
2 weeks? 14 days? are you guys already on the 3rd? cause I'm still in the 2nd of June.

I am too... although technically its 14 days + hours.
Title: Re: 1 Month, let the pre-party begin!
Post by: Grazony on June 02, 2008, 08:33:06 am
BLARG!!!!


You rang?

lol. Yes I dids. ;D

Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 02, 2008, 03:29:02 pm
2 WEEKS!!!
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Darth Grievi on June 02, 2008, 03:32:32 pm
I see your BLARG and raise you a

WORT WORT WORT! 14 DAYS!
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Ultramarine on June 02, 2008, 03:39:18 pm
(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg33/AnsemZ/1666bd16a3689940.jpg?t=1212446259)

I'll bust out the drinks ;D

Man all this yelling is making my head hurt -_-
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: martyk on June 02, 2008, 03:52:23 pm
Yay for parties!

(http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/files/images/communist-party-poster.jpg)

Yay!
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 02, 2008, 04:28:12 pm
Uncle Sam WANTS YOU! to buy Spore CC if you haven't yet.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: darkwanderer on June 02, 2008, 04:32:28 pm
im going to make an entire library of dinosaurs, im talking 50-100+

ill then make them into a sporecast :)
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Woulfe on June 02, 2008, 04:39:07 pm
Forget the Republicans.....

Forget the Democrats.....

I'm joining The SPORE(tm) Party !

- W -
* dances *
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Cow on June 02, 2008, 04:50:24 pm
Forget the Republicans.....

Forget the Democrats.....

I'm joining The SPORE(tm) Party !

- W -
* dances *

What about the Libertarians?   ;D
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 02, 2008, 04:57:17 pm
We missed another one:

(http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/8267/damnhe9.png)
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Mighdas on June 02, 2008, 05:13:34 pm
Dang, the Video has been removed
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 02, 2008, 05:43:40 pm
I know, EA has been uploading and then removing videos. I've only been able to download and reupload one of the 4 so far.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: ballistic waffles on June 02, 2008, 06:23:25 pm
AARRRGGGHHH!!! *slaps self* :P :P :P
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Woulfe on June 02, 2008, 07:54:50 pm
Forget the Republicans.....

Forget the Democrats.....

I'm joining The SPORE(tm) Party !

- W -
* dances *

What about the Libertarians?   ;D

They don't have Pizza and soda.

- W -
* smirks *
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 02, 2008, 10:23:55 pm
Trivial fact of the day: If you made a gravity propelled elevator that could go through the Earth between any 2 points on the surface it would take exactly 42 minutes independently of which 2 points you pick.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Neoskel on June 02, 2008, 10:32:36 pm
Yay, 2 weeks.   :)
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: SBD on June 02, 2008, 10:33:48 pm
Woo! I have both of my semester 1 exams before this comes out!
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Martham112 on June 02, 2008, 10:43:20 pm
I have exams three days after! So long Mr. A.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Neoskel on June 03, 2008, 12:15:38 am
My exams were 2 weeks ago.  ;D

*braces for stoning*
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Zamaza on June 03, 2008, 12:32:15 am
I'm taking summer classes :(
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 03, 2008, 12:44:21 am
Yay, 2 weeks.   :)


WOOOOOO!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Gorman Conall on June 03, 2008, 12:49:22 am
The wait for the CC is freaking unbearable now that its so close.

Oh god..the last two weeks before spore are going to be worse.. :'(

My minds still trying to accept the fact that its finally here. I never have waited so long on a game ever.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 03, 2008, 12:55:17 am
The wait for the CC is freaking unbearable now that its so close.

Oh god..the last two weeks before spore are going to be worse.. :'(

My minds still trying to accept the fact that its finally here. I never have waited so long on a game ever.

I don't know. I mean we will have the CC. So it should help us get out some of our anxiety of waiting.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Gorman Conall on June 03, 2008, 12:58:35 am
The wait for the CC is freaking unbearable now that its so close.

Oh god..the last two weeks before spore are going to be worse.. :'(

My minds still trying to accept the fact that its finally here. I never have waited so long on a game ever.

I don't know. I mean we will have the CC. So it should help us get out some of our anxiety of waiting.

As silly as this may sound. I didn't think of that. Odds are ill play the CC during those two weeks then any other time.

If only i had something to help the anxiety now though.

Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Zamaza on June 03, 2008, 01:31:07 am
http://intihuatani.usc.edu/cloud/flowing/

Relax. Practice some cell-stage goodness.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Necrox on June 03, 2008, 02:35:07 am
I think I will fail on my goal of not getting the CC :'( I'm starting to sweat already now and it hasn't even been released >_<
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 03, 2008, 04:17:39 am
Ok, NOW I'm pissed. I just woke up after a dream where the Spore CC was just released... before I got to try it!
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Woulfe on June 03, 2008, 05:58:22 am
13

DUN DUN DUN !

Trisadecaphobia Eep !

- W -
* Usless fact, 13 is seen as unlucky because of The Last Supper, Jesus + 12 others at the table *
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Ciddler on June 03, 2008, 06:03:15 am
13
- W -
* Usless fact, 13 is seen as unlucky because of The Last Supper, Jesus + 12 others at the table *

In other cultures however, 13 is a lucky number! In Japan it is not well seen at all and is even missing in hotels. No 13th floor.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 03, 2008, 06:13:07 am
Friday 13s are my lucky days :x
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Yuu on June 03, 2008, 06:15:44 am
               Wasn't Friday the 13th thought to be unlucky because that was when the Order initiated the burning of all the priests and knights that were in league with the Knight's Templar?

               Though, I think some of them survived by hiding and then they formed the Free Mason movement.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: mike20022 on June 03, 2008, 06:22:38 am
My Son was born on friday the 13th and i can tell you he is a little devil  ;D

Before you say it.....     his name is Jake  :D
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: The Time Traveller on June 03, 2008, 11:29:13 am
My Son was born on friday the 13th and i can tell you he is a little devil  ;D

Before you say it.....     his name is Jake  :D
This explains a lot... has he registered on these forums?  Is his last or middle name Courtney?
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Sasha on June 03, 2008, 11:38:16 am
i have an idea. How about leaving all the petty talk to the off - topic thread?
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Tesla on June 03, 2008, 11:48:58 am
My Son was born on friday the 13th and i can tell you he is a little devil  ;D

Before you say it.....     his name is Jake  :D
This explains a lot... has he registered on these forums?  Is his last or middle name Courtney?

I wouldn't ask personal questions about someone's son, especially when you yourself are hesitant to give out your own details.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: WeAreLegion on June 03, 2008, 11:52:35 am
In responce to the OP:

So, now that the Spore CC is less than a month away I'd like to know what people expect from it and if they have already planned what's the first thing they're gonna try to make on it. Post away!

I'll make random stuff at first to familiarize myself with the editor, then I'll make some of my creature that I've previously drawn and finally I'll try to make earth stuff just to try it. I'll also try some sci-fi creatures and finally when I'm done with all of that I'll just make up new creatures. (don't worry, I'll only upload stuff worth uploading :P)

I also plan on just goofin with the first creature, then trying my hand at a few I have sketched (Old sketches from years ago and some new ones) as well as some pop-culture creatures like a Pokemon or Cuthulu...

I am nearly as excited about the Sporepedia as I am the CC!!  Can't want to get in on that.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 03, 2008, 11:56:43 am
I actually wanted to try some Pokemon too but I'll probably not upload them since I know people would kill me, so I wont upload any unless they are really good in design.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: LadyM on June 03, 2008, 12:00:45 pm
Quote
So, now that the Spore CC is less than a month away I'd like to know what people expect from it and if they have already planned what's the first thing they're gonna try to make on it. Post away!

I'll make random stuff at first to familiarize myself with the editor, then I'll make some of my creature that I've previously drawn and finally I'll try to make earth stuff just to try it. I'll also try some sci-fi creatures and finally when I'm done with all of that I'll just make up new creatures. (don't worry, I'll only upload stuff worth uploading Tongue)

Just to remind everyone what this thread is about. Please don't make it an off topic conversation.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: WeAreLegion on June 03, 2008, 12:09:15 pm
I actually wanted to try some Pokemon too but I'll probably not upload them since I know people would kill me, so I wont upload any unless they are really good in design.

I am a fan of the Pokemon games and proud of it...deeper gameplay there then people are willing to admit!

Now the show and movies, those should be burned. :p

I'll upload most everything I make, no shame, all glory!
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Amazingchi on June 03, 2008, 12:12:42 pm
I actually wanted to try some Pokemon too but I'll probably not upload them since I know people would kill me, so I wont upload any unless they are really good in design.

I am a fan of the Pokemon games and proud of it...deeper gameplay there then people are willing to admit!

Now the show and movies, those should be burned. :p

I'll upload most everything I make, no shame, all glory!

Indeed, I feel it's one of the best strategy games out there. I believe it helps keep my brain active.

I doubt I'll start with pokémon, although I'll inevitably fall into the trap xD.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: gec05 on June 03, 2008, 12:13:48 pm
I think people should feel free to make whatever they want. Let them use their creativity. I think giving them that experience will help them become more proficient with using the editor.

Heck, you got people making some pretty interesting Miis of celebrities on the Wii. Lets see how good people are at replicating animals and sci-fi creatures with the creature editor.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: WeAreLegion on June 03, 2008, 12:16:21 pm
Agree with you both!

The CC should be a gateway to creativity and artistic expresion.  I am a decent artist myself, self-taught, and I started recreating works of art from others when I was young.  So if people do the same with the CC, let Pokemon (Or Smurfs, or Snorks, or Gummi Bears, or Etc...) be their springboard!
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Darth Grievi on June 03, 2008, 12:27:56 pm
I will most certainly recreate many things in the CC, though they will mostly to see if it can be done, or as a joke, and probably won't be uploaded to the Sporepedia.

Unless you want to have face-huggers and giant nose monsters running around...
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: WeAreLegion on June 03, 2008, 01:16:40 pm
I will most certainly recreate many things in the CC, though they will mostly to see if it can be done, or as a joke, and probably won't be uploaded to the Sporepedia.

Unless you want to have face-huggers and giant nose monsters running around...

Actually the face-huggers sound cool...and if I am in the mood, nose-war!

Heh I figure the universe will be pretty huge, so with luck the Sporepedia will be pretty big by launch and the odds of randomly running into a specific creature will be low.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 03, 2008, 05:49:51 pm
Gah! Won't this come out any faster!!
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: WeAreLegion on June 03, 2008, 05:53:00 pm
Gah! Won't this come out any faster!!

I know.   :'(
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 03, 2008, 06:56:43 pm
13 days and 3 hours now
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: WeAreLegion on June 03, 2008, 07:03:42 pm
13 days and 3 hours now

Amen brother...night!
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: The Time Traveller on June 03, 2008, 07:04:21 pm
Bad moving text is bad.

Anyway, you just spoiled tommorow's joy.  Now tommorow's news will seem like nothing.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Grazony on June 03, 2008, 08:20:59 pm
B-but moving text is what all the cool kids are doing. :-[


YAYZ SPORE EDITOR!!!!!
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: JakeCourtney on June 03, 2008, 10:12:42 pm
I'm not a big fan of the moving text.  It's rather stale.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Grazony on June 03, 2008, 10:35:22 pm
12 days till the Editor!
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: JakeCourtney on June 03, 2008, 10:36:13 pm
Let's hope it will come earlier for some...
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: gec05 on June 03, 2008, 10:39:21 pm
I can wait. :)
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: superdeluxe on June 03, 2008, 10:48:54 pm
I hope I can run it! :)
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Neoskel on June 04, 2008, 02:12:43 am
12 days left.  :)

Meek undersized green text is the new bolded upsized red marquee.  :P
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Pixxel on June 04, 2008, 06:06:43 am
don't you mean 13 days left?  ::)
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Woulfe on June 04, 2008, 06:42:10 am
12

Useless fact : A 12 sided object is called a Dodecahedron

Note : It's only 12 if you don't count today or release day itself.

- W -
* WOOT ! *
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 04, 2008, 08:02:39 am
Go by the ticker on my signature, it's set to get to 0 at exactly the time of release.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Woulfe on June 04, 2008, 08:07:47 am
So it's set for 9 / 10 a.m. when stores open on the 17th of June ?

- W -
* Who's in the U.S.A. *
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 04, 2008, 08:10:35 am
So it's set for 9 / 10 a.m. when stores open on the 17th of June ?

- W -
* Who's in the U.S.A. *

No, it's set to 5AM GMT aka Midnight CEST which is when it's released on the EA Store, you guys have to wait 9/10 more hours after that :P
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Woulfe on June 04, 2008, 08:18:22 am
So it's set for 9 / 10 a.m. when stores open on the 17th of June ?

- W -
* Who's in the U.S.A. *

No, it's set to 5AM GMT aka Midnight CEST which is when it's released on the EA Store, you guys have to wait 9/10 more hours after that :P

With me being in Colorado it's more like 12 more hours after that, so I'll be awake possibly.
I'd rather it come sooner, but time-zones and all that.
Just wait 'till we start counting down hours / mins / seconds for each time zone, won't THAT be fun =P

- W -
* Not looking forward to dat as it'll be depressing for many I'm sure *

Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 04, 2008, 08:32:44 am
So it's set for 9 / 10 a.m. when stores open on the 17th of June ?

- W -
* Who's in the U.S.A. *

No, it's set to 5AM GMT aka Midnight CEST which is when it's released on the EA Store, you guys have to wait 9/10 more hours after that :P

With me being in Colorado it's more like 12 more hours after that, so I'll be awake possibly.
I'd rather it come sooner, but time-zones and all that.
Just wait 'till we start counting down hours / mins / seconds for each time zone, won't THAT be fun =P

- W -
* Not looking forward to dat as it'll be depressing for many I'm sure *



I'll get started on coding an online counter :P
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Woulfe on June 04, 2008, 08:56:58 am
So it's set for 9 / 10 a.m. when stores open on the 17th of June ?

- W -
* Who's in the U.S.A. *

No, it's set to 5AM GMT aka Midnight CEST which is when it's released on the EA Store, you guys have to wait 9/10 more hours after that :P

With me being in Colorado it's more like 12 more hours after that, so I'll be awake possibly.
I'd rather it come sooner, but time-zones and all that.
Just wait 'till we start counting down hours / mins / seconds for each time zone, won't THAT be fun =P

- W -
* Not looking forward to dat as it'll be depressing for many I'm sure *



I'll get started on coding an online counter :P

Modeled after NASA's countdown clock ?

[ 99:55:55:55 ] <- Hours / Mins / Sec / Tenths IIRC

Gotta go with a famous one, ya' ?

- W -
* NASA fan as well *
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Pixxel on June 04, 2008, 09:41:09 am
make two, one for the CC and one for spore
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Ciddler on June 04, 2008, 11:52:14 am
http://www.timeanddate.com/date/duration.html

I use this. 12 days left \o/ [in Germany ;D]
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: martyk on June 04, 2008, 12:16:58 pm
I'm probably gonna just download the demo for starters and go out and buy the retail version the day after release when my exams are over.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: WeAreLegion on June 04, 2008, 12:24:15 pm
12 days, 8 hours, 36 minutes, 11 seconds   :o
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Woulfe on June 04, 2008, 02:26:50 pm
^ Not yet silly, wait 'till we're down to the last 24hrs....

- W -
* chuckles *
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: WeAreLegion on June 04, 2008, 02:32:38 pm
Oops!!  Sorry I got excited!!   ;D
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: CosmicD on June 04, 2008, 04:34:31 pm
I'm thinking about the 17th already, I think when I am playing with the cc for real I have thoughts of half realisation of truth. I can imaging thoughts coming trough like "man, this has been 3 years and i can't quite believe that I am actually touching these handles myself now". It would be like a surrealistic play between the thoughts of having to watch videos of other people playing with the cc for as long as I remember, and then me doing it myself and not completely realising that it is the day :P

I think i'd just sit there  for a while toughing things and then being amazed that it's in real time, on my pc, with my video card, with my sound card which produces the procedural music, ... hmm, reality check
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 04, 2008, 04:49:18 pm
I'm thinking about the 17th already, I think when I am playing with the cc for real I have thoughts of half realisation of truth. I can imaging thoughts coming trough like "man, this has been 3 years and i can't quite believe that I am actually touching these handles myself now". It would be like a surrealistic play between the thoughts of having to watch videos of other people playing with the cc for as long as I remember, and then me doing it myself and not completely realising that it is the day :P

I think i'd just sit there  for a while toughing things and then being amazed that it's in real time, on my pc, with my video card, with my sound card which produces the procedural music, ... hmm, reality check

Know how you feel, I think I'll ascend to a higher plane of existence when I get my hands on it xD
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Oviraptor on June 04, 2008, 05:15:53 pm
My birthday is just two days after it's released. Thank you Maxis for the wonderful birthday present! :P
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: WeAreLegion on June 04, 2008, 05:20:26 pm
I'm thinking about the 17th already, I think when I am playing with the cc for real I have thoughts of half realisation of truth. I can imaging thoughts coming trough like "man, this has been 3 years and i can't quite believe that I am actually touching these handles myself now". It would be like a surrealistic play between the thoughts of having to watch videos of other people playing with the cc for as long as I remember, and then me doing it myself and not completely realising that it is the day :P

I think i'd just sit there  for a while toughing things and then being amazed that it's in real time, on my pc, with my video card, with my sound card which produces the procedural music, ... hmm, reality check

I think many of us are going to be in the same place as you. ;)
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Sasha on June 04, 2008, 05:57:12 pm
Where, being up until 5 am to be one of the first to put your hands on the CC? ;D
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: WeAreLegion on June 04, 2008, 06:06:55 pm
Where, being up until 5 am to be one of the first to put your hands on the CC? ;D

Unfortunatly I will most likely get it around noon on the 17th since that islunch break...

...of course I COULD wake up ealry before work and download the free demo, and play it for 10 min before I leave!  If anything I will get my Sporepedia account up and running heh.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 04, 2008, 06:49:11 pm
I'm actually gonna do an alnighter from the 15th to the 16th so I can go sleep early and wake up at 5AM :P
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: WeAreLegion on June 04, 2008, 06:51:48 pm
I'm actually gonna do an alnighter from the 15th to the 16th so I can go sleep early and wake up at 5AM :P

If I may ask, where does 5 AM play into it and in what timezone?
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 04, 2008, 06:55:08 pm
5AM GMT it's when it is released, I am in Portugal and so is Sasha but we're on summer time so it's actually 6AM when it comes out, I'm waking up at 5AM so that I can take a bath and get ready for it :P
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: WeAreLegion on June 04, 2008, 06:59:36 pm
So I am EST in US...hummm...interesting.

Night man. ;)
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Sasha on June 04, 2008, 07:00:06 pm
And don't forget about some perfume and cologne, the CC is worth it  :P
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 04, 2008, 07:01:35 pm
Haha, the bath was not the part about getting ready, it just helps being less sleepy :P
What I meant by getting ready was turning on the EADM and refreshing my email every second  :D
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Sasha on June 04, 2008, 07:02:53 pm
 :P Just sprinkle your face with cold water, it'll do the work :P
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 04, 2008, 07:04:38 pm
My hair gets greasy if I don't take a bath!
Now let's discuss something else, like for example: who's gonna make a midjit in the CC first?
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: JakeCourtney on June 04, 2008, 07:08:46 pm
Midget?
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 04, 2008, 07:34:48 pm
Yes, and the flying spaghetti monster too.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Gorman Conall on June 04, 2008, 07:56:18 pm
I won't be able to sleep the 16th. So i am going to stay up all night until the demo becomes available for download and play it until morning when i go get the CC.

I likely wont make anything serious with the demo but rather learn how everything works in it until morning.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: raikitsune on June 04, 2008, 11:56:20 pm
uhrg my days of all nighters are long past **is getting old!  :(** but for this  ;) i'll have to at least try!
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: aligon on June 05, 2008, 12:17:25 am
I'm still deciding whether to buy the demo for 10 bucks or just get the free one. I have a quick question: I pre-ordered the actual game on Amazon.com a while ago, so what happens if I buy the demo in a local store, how do I get my rebate on the pre-ordered version when September comes around?
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Spore-addict on June 05, 2008, 01:11:29 am
Just buy it. Its 10 frigging bucks....not 100.

Do you really want to see this forum FLOODED with cool animals and all you have is the crappy free one. And yes I really dont want to see the basic animals..they will look bad no matter how good you make them.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: JakeCourtney on June 05, 2008, 01:31:51 am
I'm still deciding whether to buy the demo for 10 bucks or just get the free one. I have a quick question: I pre-ordered the actual game on Amazon.com a while ago, so what happens if I buy the demo in a local store, how do I get my rebate on the pre-ordered version when September comes around?

First off you don't buy the damn demo.  The demo is a free download.  The full version of the editor is $10 bucks on Amazon.  If you buy the editor in a store you won't get the rebate for the pre-order of Spore.  You'd need to purchase the creature editor from Amazon, get the rebate code and apply that when you order Spore from Amazon.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Woulfe on June 05, 2008, 04:55:50 am
CREATURE CREATOR COUNTDOWN CLOCK
11
Give or take 12 hours depending on your timezone

Useless fact : 11 is the same forwards as it is backwards, same with 22, 33, 44, 55, 66, 77, 88, and 99 which also happen to be 11 x 2, 11 x 3, 11 x 4, 11 x 5, 11 x 6, 11 x 7, 11 x 8, and 11 x 9, certain years can also be this way, if you were around in 1991 let's say you could type the year backwards and it'd still be 1991, isn't that fun ?

- W -
* Creature Creator Countdown Clock (c) 2008 Gaming Steve's Spore Forum General *
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Absinth on June 05, 2008, 05:07:13 am
"Time goes by so slowly"
I heard this song this morning on the radio, that line couldn't be more correct these days.

BTW anyone remember that movie "Groundhog day"?
For those who didn't seen it, imagine yourself waking up the rest of your life the day before release over and over again.  ;D
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Woulfe on June 05, 2008, 05:10:51 am
"Time goes by so slowly"
I heard this song this morning on the radio, that line couldn't be more correct these days.

BTW anyone remember that movie "Groundhog day"?
For those who didn't seen it, imagine yourself waking up the rest of your life the day before release over and over again.  ;D

So we'd be recounting down the last 24 hours over & over again ?

Not fun at all.

I wouldn't know how to even code that.

- W -
* 11:11:11:11 - Days : Hours : Minuets : Seconds ( roughly speaking ) * 
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: CosmicD on June 05, 2008, 05:56:18 am
I like these kind of things like ground hog day. The x files had an episode like that in seizon 6 (i bought the entire 6th seaison just for that episode :p).

Maybe the release of the spore creature editor would cause a faulty equasion in the universe because it's so new and original, and the only way for time to exit the loop is that ea would never release the cc  ;D
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Absinth on June 05, 2008, 06:14:47 am
Yeah i remember that episode also vaguely.
And about Groundhog day, i loved that movie, it was a brilliant concept.
It kept you thinking about it weeks after you saw it.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Gorman Conall on June 05, 2008, 11:24:19 am
And yes I really dont want to see the basic animals..they will look bad no matter how good you make them.

What?
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: WeAreLegion on June 05, 2008, 01:55:43 pm
And yes I really dont want to see the basic animals..they will look bad no matter how good you make them.

What?

Double What?
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 05, 2008, 02:00:31 pm
CREATURE CREATOR COUNTDOWN CLOCK
11
Give or take 12 hours depending on your timezone

Useless fact : 11 is the same forwards as it is backwards, same with 22, 33, 44, 55, 66, 77, 88, and 99 which also happen to be 11 x 2, 11 x 3, 11 x 4, 11 x 5, 11 x 6, 11 x 7, 11 x 8, and 11 x 9, certain years can also be this way, if you were around in 1991 let's say you could type the year backwards and it'd still be 1991, isn't that fun ?

- W -
* Creature Creator Countdown Clock (c) 2008 Gaming Steve's Spore Forum General *

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2C3WVI9G_g
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Darth Grievi on June 05, 2008, 02:02:47 pm
Are we going to have to put up with one of those every day untill the CC is released :D
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Doomsday on June 05, 2008, 02:06:40 pm
Are we going to have to put up with one of those every day untill the CC is released :D

Depends if Hydro can find all those bits from The Electric Company. Since the internet is like a black hole for Media, my guess is yes.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 05, 2008, 02:08:26 pm
Are we going to have to put up with one of those every day untill the CC is released :D

Depends if Hydro can find all those bits from The Electric Company. Since the internet is like a black hole for Media, my guess is yes.

Well we already missed 12. But i will put them up for each day if you want.

Here is 12...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x72GXEgAnGA
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Doomsday on June 05, 2008, 02:17:02 pm
D'oh. It is Sesame Street. The art style always reminds me of The Electric Company though.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Woulfe on June 05, 2008, 02:18:18 pm
And yes I really dont want to see the basic animals..they will look bad no matter how good you make them.

What?

Double What?

Triple Wuhduhfuh ?
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: CosmicD on June 05, 2008, 02:24:36 pm
D'oh. It is Sesame Street. The art style always reminds me of The Electric Company though.
I knew i saw that once, remembered it vaguely
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 05, 2008, 04:48:29 pm
Think positive, yesterday it was taking a day longer than it is now :P
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Gungnir on June 05, 2008, 05:49:46 pm
I'm still deciding whether to buy the demo for 10 bucks or just get the free one. I have a quick question: I pre-ordered the actual game on Amazon.com a while ago, so what happens if I buy the demo in a local store, how do I get my rebate on the pre-ordered version when September comes around?

First off you don't buy the damn demo.  The demo is a free download.  The full version of the editor is $10 bucks on Amazon.  If you buy the editor in a store you won't get the rebate for the pre-order of Spore.  You'd need to purchase the creature editor from Amazon, get the rebate code and apply that when you order Spore from Amazon.
Well, the creator can be considered a demo of spore..so no need to get all upset. The rest however, you are correct on.


As for 11 days..I'm still counting down towards September 7th. The demo release is just a minor bump on that wait.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Josasa on June 05, 2008, 07:10:40 pm
Well you've got to at least factor in that the creature editor will make you forget a few days of waiting while you play it. Subtract a few days off to be fair.  ;)
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Grazony on June 05, 2008, 08:22:11 pm
Think positive, yesterday it was taking a day longer than it is now :P

Yes...Yes it is.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Sasha on June 05, 2008, 08:26:01 pm
Only 11 days left.. :o
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Orly on June 05, 2008, 08:37:49 pm
Lucky for me, i have all of this "last-days-of-school" stuff for me to do to keep my mind (partially) of of the maddening nectar that is spore, even in a small amount.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 05, 2008, 08:38:19 pm
10 days, 7 hours and 22 minutes :D
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Grazony on June 05, 2008, 08:43:22 pm
It still 11 days for me because its 11:42 here... D*** timezones.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 05, 2008, 09:38:38 pm
If you knew how timezones work you'd realise it's the same time for everyone, it's just released at "different" times but you have to wait as much as anyone else  ;)
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Cosmosis on June 06, 2008, 03:06:41 am
Are we informed of the precise time when the game will be released for download? (i'm not talking about the date, but ex at 12:00)
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: CosmicD on June 06, 2008, 03:34:30 am
This spore cc waiting thing is getting out of hand. When arrangements in real life are being made for some business on some days, spore cc will always come to mind. When I have to go for some administrative business is 13 june : Hey, it's only 4 days untill the cc comes out. For a dentist visit, a date was pinned of 19 june and I immediately went like "oh, thats 2 days after the cc comes out",

Anyone else having this neurosis? :P
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: WeAreLegion on June 06, 2008, 04:09:57 am
This spore cc waiting thing is getting out of hand. When arrangements in real life are being made for some business on some days, spore cc will always come to mind. When I have to go for some administrative business is 13 june : Hey, it's only 4 days untill the cc comes out. For a dentist visit, a date was pinned of 19 june and I immediately went like "oh, thats 2 days after the cc comes out",

Anyone else having this neurosis? :P


Yes!  Just this morning before I left for work I glanced at a bill that is due on the 17th.  I thought to myself: "That is the day the CC comes out!"

I have also caught myself compairing other dates to the 17th, like yourself.  Thank God I am going to Disney for the weekend, that should kill the next two days fast!
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Woulfe on June 06, 2008, 05:16:47 am
Creature Creator Countdown Clock
10
(R)(TM)(C)(P) 2008 Gaming Steve Spore Forum General

Useless fact : Metrics is all based on tens, unlike standard which is based on arbitrary numbers like 12, or 6, or whatever have you, the US still has yet to switch to metric measurements.

- W -
* Who wondered why they even bothered to teach it to him in Elementary School in the 1970's *
 
 
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Veraal on June 06, 2008, 05:27:12 am
I guess for some, with the procedural mating, spore might be fappable material.

 :'(

anywho, am i the only person that isn't barking mad with waiting?
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Woulfe on June 06, 2008, 05:38:20 am
I guess for some, with the procedural mating, spore might be fappable material.

 :'(

anywho, am i the only person that isn't barking mad with waiting?

# 1 - Eeeewww

# 2 - I think everyone in this thread is that way by now.

- W -
* Not me, I'm HOWLING mad with waiting, heh heh heh heh heh *
 
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Doomsday on June 06, 2008, 07:41:25 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmapEDb4Cqo

10.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Cyrus on June 06, 2008, 07:50:16 am
Are we informed of the precise time when the game will be released for download? (i'm not talking about the date, but ex at 12:00)

12:00 CDT

So 10 PM (Monday the 16th) for people in California, 1 AM for people in New York.

Also, SpaceOddity is reporting that WalMart is advertising a June 19th release date, but there hasn't been any official word of that, and EA's store still says the 17th.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Doomsday on June 06, 2008, 07:56:06 am
Are we informed of the precise time when the game will be released for download? (i'm not talking about the date, but ex at 12:00)

12:00 CDT

So 10 PM for people in California, 1 AM for people in New York.

Also, SpaceOddity is reporting that WalMart is advertising a June 19th release date, but there hasn't been any official word of that, and EA's store still says the 17th.

Wal-Mart is slow on deliveries. Their information on release dates is also often wrong. It could be some new stupid policy they put in place to prevent early releases (which get them fined a thousand dollars for every copy sold early). If it's not expected to be popular (or is for the PC), than they don't get the shipment in until closer to the release date. If it's something popular, they'll have a shipment or two in the back room for release day. My local Wal-Mart had GTA4 in it's storage room for like a week before it came out. My guess is the June 19th date is allowing them time to get shipments in because it takes time. Though on Monday Night/Tuesday they usually get the bulk of their Tuesday Release Titles.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 06, 2008, 08:18:59 am
The EA Store says:
Status:  Pre-Release Tue Jun 17 00:00:00 CDT 2008;
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Veraal on June 06, 2008, 08:55:44 am
*1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10*

10.

wat
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Amazingchi on June 06, 2008, 11:03:33 am
Are we informed of the precise time when the game will be released for download? (i'm not talking about the date, but ex at 12:00)

12:00 CDT

So 10 PM (Monday the 16th) for people in California, 1 AM for people in New York.

Also, SpaceOddity is reporting that WalMart is advertising a June 19th release date, but there hasn't been any official word of that, and EA's store still says the 17th.

Is that 6am GMT?
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Sasha on June 06, 2008, 11:04:54 am
Yes it is  :)
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 06, 2008, 11:24:43 am
5AM GMT, 6AM GMT+DST (summer time, for those who use it).
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Woulfe on June 06, 2008, 12:30:42 pm
So next thread title change will happen at 1 week, then 1 day....

- W -
* Guessing *
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Absinth on June 06, 2008, 12:37:03 pm
That will be the longest day of my life!  ::)
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Woulfe on June 06, 2008, 12:43:53 pm
We'll try to entertain you as best as we can that last day of waiting.

Songs, dances, videos, random links, insanity.

- W -
* heh *



Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Sutternalt on June 06, 2008, 01:04:38 pm
I think I'm weird. I don't really care about the creature creator as much as the vehicle creator. Oh well. It'll still be [insert cool profanity here] sweet.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: amigang on June 06, 2008, 01:08:51 pm
Well I only really have to hold out till the 12th june, because then I will have Metal Gear Solid 4 to distract me for the last 5 days, get board of blowing stuff up and want to create something, maybe a metal gear creature?.. ;D
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Absinth on June 06, 2008, 01:25:54 pm
We'll try to entertain you as best as we can that last day of waiting.

Songs, dances, videos, random links, insanity.

- W -
* heh *


Sounds good, and if theres a lack of insanity that day, i can help providing it.   ;)
The dances part i will pass, you wouldn't want to see me dance, although i wonder how one dances on a forum?  :D

Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: The Time Traveller on June 06, 2008, 02:10:35 pm
Slightly late:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTjMILODX3c
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 06, 2008, 02:16:44 pm
Creature Creator Countdown Clock
10
(R)(TM)(C)(P) 2008 Gaming Steve Spore Forum General

Useless fact : Metrics is all based on tens, unlike standard which is based on arbitrary numbers like 12, or 6, or whatever have you, the US still has yet to switch to metric measurements.

- W -
* Who wondered why they even bothered to teach it to him in Elementary School in the 1970's *
 
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wa39mmh-Tkk
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Neoskel on June 06, 2008, 03:31:44 pm
Hey, i just did that.... Nevermind, i removed mine.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Oviraptor on June 06, 2008, 03:58:46 pm
Useless fact : Metrics is all based on tens, unlike standard which is based on arbitrary numbers like 12, or 6, or whatever have you, the US still has yet to switch to metric measurements.

Not all metric units. You know, seconds, measurement for time?
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: tomasgaquino on June 06, 2008, 04:02:12 pm
Seconds are in the SI units but they aren't metric, as in meter based.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Oviraptor on June 06, 2008, 04:09:07 pm
Well, meters are based off of seconds, so there. :P

Says Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meter): Today, it is defined by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures as the distance travelled by light in absolute vacuum in 1⁄299,792,458 of a second.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Gungnir on June 06, 2008, 04:17:53 pm
That isn't what they thought when they first said "This will be a meter". I'm not quite sure how it did get thought up though. But it was around the 18th century, so I doubt they were thinking of the speed of light.

edit for clarity: "They" is referring to the people/person who first thought of the meter.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: tomasgaquino on June 06, 2008, 04:23:22 pm
They wanted to to represent 1⁄10,000,000 of the distance from the equator to the north pole through Paris, as says the same Wikipedia article. Creative enough.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Ciddler on June 06, 2008, 05:20:40 pm
I think there was a metal bar with the length of 1 meter that some guy made and they called it 1 meter and used that as the definition of it's length. Don't quote me for it though. Also 10 days and 3 hours left...
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Woulfe on June 06, 2008, 06:01:59 pm
20+ pages and we're still 10 days away....

Any guesses how long this thread will get ?

- W -
* pondering *
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 06, 2008, 07:26:08 pm
I started it about 20 days ago and it's on page 22, that makes it around 33 pages when it's released. Although the post count will probably rise as it gets near so I'll say more than 33.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: BBsman5 on June 06, 2008, 08:23:31 pm
20+ pages and we're still 10 days away....

Any guesses how long this thread will get ?

- W -
* pondering *

Over 9000.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Neoskel on June 06, 2008, 08:26:34 pm
20+ pages and we're still 10 days away....

Any guesses how long this thread will get ?

- W -
* pondering *


The number of licks it takes to get to the tootsie roll center of a tootsie pop.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Andrew Ryan on June 06, 2008, 08:35:21 pm
The number of stars in the universe?
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Doomsday on June 06, 2008, 08:40:17 pm
The number of stars in the universe?

You didn't use a Meme!

Shun the non-believer.
Shun.
Shun.
Shuuuuunnnnnn.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: SBD on June 06, 2008, 10:53:11 pm
Man, i really ought to be studying for my exams.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 06, 2008, 10:56:52 pm
Man, i really ought to be studying for my exams.

That makes 2 of us, mine start on the 18th... I'm so gonna fail.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Slartibartfast on June 06, 2008, 11:56:51 pm
I've had this idea rolling around in my head for awhile; does anyone else think they may release the free demo a week early in an attempt to increase sales of the pay version?

I'm sure there are people in the EA sales and marketing departments that have been kicking the idea around, but I'm not sure what conclusion they may have come to. 
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Huckbuck on June 06, 2008, 11:57:53 pm
Stop giving them ideas Slarti, they will just get even more exited... <.<
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Andrew Ryan on June 07, 2008, 12:50:34 am
I've had this idea rolling around in my head for awhile; does anyone else think they may release the free demo a week early in an attempt to increase sales of the pay version?

I'm sure there are people in the EA sales and marketing departments that have been kicking the idea around, but I'm not sure what conclusion they may have come to. 

Slarti! They couldn't, they wouldn't, they shouldn't... would they?
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 07, 2008, 01:33:56 am
I've had this idea rolling around in my head for awhile; does anyone else think they may release the free demo a week early in an attempt to increase sales of the pay version?

I'm sure there are people in the EA sales and marketing departments that have been kicking the idea around, but I'm not sure what conclusion they may have come to. 

I think so. But then I wake up and realize things cannot be that good.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: JakeCourtney on June 07, 2008, 02:24:17 am
I don't know why they wouldn't want to release the demo a week early.  I mean it would make marketing sense.  I'm sure by now the demo is ready to go and mostly bug free.  Why even wait at all?
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Cosmosis on June 07, 2008, 02:32:12 am
Man, i really ought to be studying for my exams.

That makes 2 of us, mine start on the 18th... I'm so gonna fail.

make that 3 :(
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Woulfe on June 07, 2008, 05:51:49 am
Creature Creator Countdown Clock (R)TM(C)(P) 2008 Gaming Steve Spore Forum General
Number Nine
Number Nine
Number Nine
Number Nine
Number Nine
Number Nine
Number Nine
Number Nine
Number Nine
Number Nine
Number Nine
Number Nine
Number Nine
Number Nine
Number Nine
Number Nine

Useless Info : This 'song' was preformed by John Lennon and Yoko Ono way back when. Possibly before a lot of you were born. It was done the 1970's after all.

- W -
* Folks should of seen this coming when we got to this point yanno *
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Grazony on June 07, 2008, 06:03:33 am
ARRRRGH! I gone blind by the redness!
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Woulfe on June 07, 2008, 06:08:28 am
Here's something a little easier on the eyes then the words "number nine" over and over again.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eds1_rmxIpw

- W -
* I watched these on TV back in the 70's *
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Oviraptor on June 07, 2008, 06:27:45 am
Oh look, a parabola. :P

I hope it ships early. :P
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Tesla on June 07, 2008, 06:40:00 am
When I was learning multiplication this is how I worked out the 9 times table.

8 by 9 is 72.

First, 8 - 1 = 7, the first digit.

The second digit is 10 - 8. Simple.

Woo, arithmetic.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Oviraptor on June 07, 2008, 06:44:22 am
Also, if you add up the digits of any number that is divisible by nine, that number will also be divisible by nine. :P

7 + 2 = 9
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Orly on June 07, 2008, 06:51:23 am
you guys seem to worship the amount of days left.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Woulfe on June 07, 2008, 06:52:55 am
There's just one little problem with the add up the digits theory.....

11 x 9 = 99

9 + 9 = 18

OR

9 - 9 = 0

- W -
* Meh *
 
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Veraal on June 07, 2008, 06:55:08 am
how can you want to do maths during this most holy time right before summer holidays??

that's when you're supposed to feel all the knowledge just pour out of your ears and relax.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Oviraptor on June 07, 2008, 06:58:03 am
There's just one little problem with the add up the digits theory.....

11 x 9 = 99

9 + 9 = 18

OR

9 - 9 = 0

- W -
* Meh *
 

How is that a problem? All those are divisible by nine. :P
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Woulfe on June 07, 2008, 07:03:37 am
There's just one little problem with the add up the digits theory.....

11 x 9 = 99

9 + 9 = 18

OR

9 - 9 = 0

- W -
* Meh *
 

How is that a problem? All those are divisible by nine. :P

Not that one, the add up the total to get 9 theory....

9 x 8 = 72 where 7 + 2 = 9

It doesn't work for 11 or 12 or any higher number for that matter.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Veraal on June 07, 2008, 07:06:09 am
*leaves thread in frustration*
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Woulfe on June 07, 2008, 07:14:48 am
Don't leave we're just passing the waiting with randomness, if that means math then so be it.

We'll get back to counting down once the day is done.

Here's something more fun for you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fsdji0HmoRk
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: BlueSabor on June 07, 2008, 07:37:39 am
Saturday afternoon just finished work time for a beer, cheers!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v714/PWH/Fun/drinksuf71.gif) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v714/PWH/Fun/drinksuf71.gif) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v714/PWH/Fun/drinksuf71.gif)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v714/PWH/Fun/ws_Stella_Artois_Sun_1024x640.jpg)
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Woulfe on June 07, 2008, 07:41:15 am
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Captain Jack Sparrow : So that's where the rum went....

- W -
* smirks *
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Veraal on June 07, 2008, 07:47:15 am
That was a cool picture, BlueSabor.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: BlueSabor on June 07, 2008, 07:56:43 am
That was a cool picture, BlueSabor.



Here's the link :)

http://images.google.co.uk/images?um=1&hl=en&q=Stella+Artois+beer+pictures&start=21&sa=N&ndsp=21

Here's one of my own from Silent hunter 4
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v714/PWH/SH4_Screenshot_Comp/June_2008_Unedited/sh42008-06-0613-53-38-60.jpg)
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Woulfe on June 07, 2008, 08:09:18 am
While we're waiting for the main feature to start, how about folks go get a snack....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfDXlgmKFyU

- W -
* sings along with the video *
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Andrew Ryan on June 07, 2008, 12:26:48 pm
Screw snacks, lets just party... PARTY HARD!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuw7tcftAoU

*Parties Hard*
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Oviraptor on June 07, 2008, 02:14:30 pm
There's just one little problem with the add up the digits theory.....

11 x 9 = 99

9 + 9 = 18

OR

9 - 9 = 0

- W -
* Meh *
 

How is that a problem? All those are divisible by nine. :P

Not that one, the add up the total to get 9 theory....

9 x 8 = 72 where 7 + 2 = 9

It doesn't work for 11 or 12 or any higher number for that matter.


Yes it does.

9 x 11 = 99

9 + 9 = 18

18 is divisible by 9.

9 * 1173 = 10557

1 + 0 + 5 + 5 + 7 = 18

18 is still divisible by nine :P

Anyway. Spore. It's comng.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: The Time Traveller on June 07, 2008, 02:17:40 pm
9 Days Left
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eds1_rmxIpw
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Doomsday on June 07, 2008, 02:17:48 pm
Patrick Stewart helps count to NINE.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hl6VpmjKZAs
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 07, 2008, 02:33:56 pm
Creature Creator Countdown Clock (R)TM(C)(P) 2008 Gaming Steve Spore Forum General
Number Nine
Number Nine
Number Nine
Number Nine
Number Nine
Number Nine
Number Nine
Number Nine
Number Nine
Number Nine
Number Nine
Number Nine
Number Nine
Number Nine
Number Nine
Number Nine

Useless Info : This 'song' was preformed by John Lennon and Yoko Ono way back when. Possibly before a lot of you were born. It was done the 1970's after all.

- W -
* Folks should of seen this coming when we got to this point yanno *

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovFDr_14K3g
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: BumpyRide on June 07, 2008, 02:34:52 pm
Isn't it ten days including today?
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: outlander_biz on June 07, 2008, 02:46:00 pm
Isn't it ten days including today?

you could say that, but since its released at Midnight, you dont count the day of release.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Jagon on June 07, 2008, 02:48:09 pm
Isn't it ten days including today?

you could say that, but since its released at Midnight, you dont count the day of release.
welcome to the forums!
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Ciddler on June 07, 2008, 02:48:38 pm
It is 9 days, 6 hours, 11 minutes and 46 seconds until Tuesday, 17. Juni 2008, 06:00:00 (Frankfurt time)

I can't wait! Actually I can else I would have exploded from impatience.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: outlander_biz on June 07, 2008, 02:49:34 pm
Isn't it ten days including today?

you could say that, but since its released at Midnight, you dont count the day of release.
welcome to the forums!

Thanks, its good to be on board (ignore the pun) Cant wait for cc, and the game is gonna be sweet.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 07, 2008, 10:52:35 pm
9 days :\
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: CosmicD on June 07, 2008, 11:40:25 pm
lol Patrick Steward is always going to be haunted with these kind of things :)
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Doomsday on June 07, 2008, 11:46:58 pm
lol Patrick Steward is always going to be haunted with these kind of things :)

He actually enjoyed the experience. He considers it a bit of a highlight. At least, if memory serves he said something akin to that. The "Hypno Face" and the "Picard Song" as well the thing I'm about post probably will haunt him more.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjNKyoRudOQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddEIICbllAI

PICARD SONG! I love that song.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Martham112 on June 08, 2008, 03:38:14 am
I would say off topic, but this doesn't really have a topic so...

Anyway. When I preordered the CC from EA Store, was I supposed to get an email saying to download the EA Downloader thing? What happens if I don't get that e-mail? Will I have to buy it again?
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: CosmicD on June 08, 2008, 05:11:55 am
hmm, I'm not sure but in the unlikely event that you don't get an email, you will always see your game serial in your past orders. At least I saw this with crysis and sim city socieites which I ordered there.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 08, 2008, 05:13:27 am
I would say off topic, but this doesn't really have a topic so...

Anyway. When I preordered the CC from EA Store, was I supposed to get an email saying to download the EA Downloader thing? What happens if I don't get that e-mail? Will I have to buy it again?

Hmm I don't know. When I did Pets it was already out thus I have never done a pre-order download. All I know is you need to install the down-loader otherwise you can;t get the game.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Woulfe on June 08, 2008, 05:32:32 am

Creature Creator Countdown Clock
8
(R)TM(C)(P)2008 Gaming Steve Spore Forums General

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jeq5a8bBh8c

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjpmgXAHSUE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uKwo7exlEY

Useless Info ( or really bad pun ) : Why was six afraid of seven ? Because seven eight nine.

- W -
* When this thing hits 88 miles per hour, your going to see some serious [bleep] *

Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Xenomorph on June 08, 2008, 05:35:42 am
hey woulfe, you should do a ''the ring'' thing when the ticker hits 7 days!

''YOU WILL PLAY SPORE IN 7 DAYS!"

"SEVEN DAYS!"

"SEVEN DAYS!"


Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: CosmicD on June 08, 2008, 05:51:01 am
Yeeah, indeed, and it's my lucky number :)

but still too long.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mvq9GfS0SsI
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Woulfe on June 08, 2008, 06:06:47 am
hey woulfe, you should do a ''the ring'' thing when the ticker hits 7 days!

''YOU WILL PLAY SPORE IN 7 DAYS!"

"SEVEN DAYS!"

"SEVEN DAYS!"


Actually, I was thinking of flashing text, but that usually give folkz headaches big time =P

I think I'll do something more or less the same with 7 that I did with 8, find a Sesame Street video, a School House Rock video, and a pop-culture song that features 7 in it.

Possibly throw in a drawring of mine as well.
Seven will be marked by the fact that not only is it 7 days, but a week also.
Whatever I decide to do it'll be a surprise.

- W -
* Thinking of ways to mark the 1 week / 7 days part of the countdown clock *
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Absinth on June 08, 2008, 08:04:25 am
(http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd200/Smithycpl/8days.jpg)

Cake is ordered, Champagne is in the fridge, yeah I'm ready for release now!  :D
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 08, 2008, 08:50:44 am
When I saw the 8 days picture, the intro music from Stargate Atlantis played in my mind xD
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: The Time Traveller on June 08, 2008, 09:19:44 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jeq5a8bBh8c
Here.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Absinth on June 08, 2008, 01:19:55 pm
Not sure if this is a new video, anyway i didn't see it before.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEpGn_jYlSc&feature=user (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEpGn_jYlSc&feature=user)

Edit:
Looks like you cannot alter the creatures you load from the sporecast.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Ultimatum on June 08, 2008, 01:22:13 pm
Thats a new vid;thanks for posting
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: CosmicD on June 08, 2008, 01:39:17 pm
nope, it belongs to that blue monkey like creature video that they color pink later :) Seen it on gamevideos often already.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Ciddler on June 08, 2008, 01:41:42 pm
Looks like you cannot alter the creatures you load from the sporecast.

That's a good idea. It will make sure people take their time on their creatures before they go and pop creatures into the sporepedia.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Sasha on June 08, 2008, 01:54:38 pm
Awesome friking video  :o
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 08, 2008, 03:38:43 pm

Creature Creator Countdown Clock
8
(R)TM(C)(P)2008 Gaming Steve Spore Forums General

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjpmgXAHSUE

Useless Info ( or really bad pun ) : Why was six afraid of seven ? Because seven eight nine.

- W -
* When this thing hits 88 miles per hour, your going to see some serious [bleep] *


Guess you already did it :( I have noting to post today.  :'(
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 08, 2008, 03:44:11 pm
Not sure if this is a new video, anyway i didn't see it before.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEpGn_jYlSc&feature=user (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEpGn_jYlSc&feature=user)

Edit:
Looks like you cannot alter the creatures you load from the sporecast.

Old, and for all we know there's a preview mode and an edit mode.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: KL0k on June 08, 2008, 03:45:13 pm
amazon.de said release is on 19th...  :(
so i guess i have to play the english 25% demo for 2 or 3 days...
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 08, 2008, 03:46:55 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbq27Qq1lF4

This one is new, but it will probably be removed soon, I already downloaded and will reupload it if necessary.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Absinth on June 08, 2008, 03:53:24 pm
That creature looks drunk.  :D
Thx for the vid.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 08, 2008, 03:57:32 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbq27Qq1lF4

This one is new, but it will probably be removed soon, I already downloaded and will reupload it if necessary.

I took a screenshot.

(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/Hydromancerx/Spore/drunkcreature.jpg)
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Ciddler on June 08, 2008, 04:07:56 pm
Pretty silly walking there. I think this is also the creature that I saw in an earlier video that they just hovered around.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Neoskel on June 08, 2008, 04:54:54 pm
Yay 8 is my favorite number!  :D
And octopuses are my favorite animal.

Useless info: Some species of octopus take care of their eggs (well the mothers do), acting as a sort of water pump to make sure the eggs get enough oxygen until they hatch. The mother doesn't eat or leave the den during this time. When the eggs hatch, the mother octopus is so weak that she dies after leaving the den.  :'(
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: rob on June 08, 2008, 05:04:26 pm
It's been a little delayed well the German version, not sure about others yet but you can see the news here http://spaceoddityblog.planets.gamespy.com/
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: JakeCourtney on June 08, 2008, 05:10:31 pm
It would be a nice surprise to be able to pre-order Spore now and get an early look at the demo.
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: Ciddler on June 08, 2008, 05:18:59 pm
It's been a little delayed well the German version, not sure about others yet but you can see the news here http://spaceoddityblog.planets.gamespy.com/
Yeah I noticed that. It said on Amazon.de the release is the 17th, but when I ordered it they said they would deliver on the 19th. Too bad ^^
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 08, 2008, 08:51:21 pm
1 WEEK!
Title: Re: 2 weeks, let the pre-party continue!
Post by: The Time Traveller on June 08, 2008, 08:52:03 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssuCj83VAGs
Here.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Woulfe on June 08, 2008, 09:13:37 pm
Creature Creator Countdown Clock (R)TM(C)(P) 2008 Gaming Steve Spore Forum General
7 Daze
OR
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iiPb5DuIlo
Told ya' I'd do something special.
- W -
* Still waiting on his new CPU to arrive by UPS *
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Ichthyostega on June 08, 2008, 09:32:29 pm
I don't believe it. It is almost here!

While we wait the last week, let's have fun with King Dedede.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zESbrwRvMyM
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: DarkDragon on June 08, 2008, 09:51:21 pm
I'm having fun playing Oblivion and Garry's Mod :P
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 08, 2008, 10:16:00 pm
@Woulfe

Puppet!! Woooo!
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Gorman Conall on June 08, 2008, 11:15:47 pm
Bah...

My plans changed.

Me my girlfriend my cousin and his GF will be leaving the 16th to a hotel. The 17th we are going to cedar point amusement park all day and back to the hotel. Then to cedar point all day 18th and i will be home late night 18th early morning 19th...

Sniff ...

Oh well my mother is going to pick  the CC for me so it will be waiting for me when i get back...
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: aligon on June 08, 2008, 11:19:33 pm
I'm leaving to visit my grandmother in Scotland the day after CC comes out. I'll probably put off buying the super 100% parts version until I get back. I'm absolutely sure I can spend an entire day with 25% of the parts no problem...
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: BumpyRide on June 08, 2008, 11:24:06 pm
I'm also going on a fishing trip that week or weekend I believe. Unfortunately.  :(
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Grazony on June 08, 2008, 11:38:14 pm
My niece is going have a baby three days after the release... I think it be cool if the baby was born on the same day though. :P
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: keithn on June 08, 2008, 11:56:06 pm
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/keithn_2008/seven.jpg)

Seven more neural recharges of magic, and then it's go time!
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Brandonazz on June 09, 2008, 12:02:04 am
My niece is going have a baby three days after the release... I think it be cool if the baby was born on the same day though. :P

The date is June 17th, 2012.

Old and young alike from the Grazony family are gathered around for a celebration. The birthday cake is sitting on the table, and balloons are strung liberally about the room. A smile is on everyone's face, including the little tyke. Papa Grazony steps into the kitchen where his mother had gone a moment before. The events of the evening are now set into motion as Grandma Grazony brings in the birthday boy. The Spore CC in his brand new box is set down at the table. Everyone sings happy birthday and cheers him on as he sits in his high chair. He blows out the candles and everyone claps cheerfully. Another birthday well celebrated.


It's a blessing the baby won't be born for three more days.

-Brandonazz

*Needs some sleep*
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Grazony on June 09, 2008, 12:47:56 am
I love you.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: striker121 on June 09, 2008, 04:05:49 am
After creating all of the standard movie things, I'm going to try to make a character that is more or less a black hole with limbs...going to be hard though..
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Woulfe on June 09, 2008, 04:29:57 am
@Woulfe

Puppet!! Woooo!

My hand was hurting from doing that, I forgot how fast they sang that song.

Oh well, it was worth it to do something different instead of the usual YouTube links of School House Rock and Sesame Street Pinball, speaking of which, you haven't posted it yet ;)

- W -
* Who's STILL waiting for his new CPU to arrive, will it get to him before CC comes out or not ?   *
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 09, 2008, 04:38:48 am
Creature Creator Countdown Clock (R)TM(C)(P) 2008 Gaming Steve Spore Forum General
7 Daze
OR
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iiPb5DuIlo
Told ya' I'd do something special.
- W -
* Still waiting on his new CPU to arrive by UPS *


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uh4_ybNgEJg
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Absinth on June 09, 2008, 05:16:45 am
(http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd200/Smithycpl/7days.jpg)
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Doomsday on June 09, 2008, 05:38:31 am
This is like the 12 Days of Spore. With all this hootenanny going on. It really kicked in (at least I think so :-p) at around 12-13 days left.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Woulfe on June 09, 2008, 06:00:13 am
This is like the 12 Days of Spore. With all this hootenanny going on. It really kicked in (at least I think so :-p) at around 12-13 days left.

It'll become more active as this last week winds down, I found several YouTube links I'll be using come the last 24 hours for waiting for the CC.

I'd give a hint, but that'd spoil the surprises on the way to the last day ;)

- W -
* smiling ear to ear *
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: WeAreLegion on June 09, 2008, 06:07:27 am
I am extremely stoked.  All during my Disney trip this weekend I was looking at things and thinking, can I make that is Spore? (In Future land and EPCOT lol)
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: falloutboy14 on June 09, 2008, 08:53:33 am
quick question

The 17th is two Tuesdays from now.  Does anyone know what time of day we should be expecting this?  I've heard midnight, and was wodnering if that was midnight from monday -> Tuesday or Tuesday -> wednesday?
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Necrox on June 09, 2008, 08:56:26 am
quick question

The 17th is two Tuesdays from now.  Does anyone know what time of day we should be expecting this?  I've heard midnight, and was wodnering if that was midnight from monday -> Tuesday or Tuesday -> wednesday?

It is usually the midnight leading to the date specified, otherwise it would count as the 18th in this case. Midnight (00:00) belongs to the beginning day.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: DarkDragon on June 09, 2008, 08:59:06 am
Yeah, if you want to refer to the end of a day you say 24:00 instead of 00:00 :P

It's also midnight CEST, 6AM GMT+DST, it will come out at different times for different time zones of course.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Woulfe on June 09, 2008, 09:05:46 am
^ and if you think that's confusing....

Wait 'till we get down to the last 24 hours....
After all we're talking about at least 5 time zones ( counting Alaska & Hawaii of course )
Just in the US alone, and it'll get worse as we cross the International date line where it's already the next day or the day before, however that works, oh the joys of multiple timezones.

- W -
* I think we shouldn't countdown the last 24 hrs for that reason alone, but post stories, art, videos, ect, just to pass the time *

 
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Netherflare on June 09, 2008, 09:20:41 am
Make sure no one watches a mysterious video tape with horrific images tonight, otherwise i dont think you will be getting the CC  ;D
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: DarkDragon on June 09, 2008, 09:23:15 am
(http://www.ring-themovie.com/images/ring_logo.jpg)
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Yannick on June 09, 2008, 09:28:14 am
Imagine watching it 23.59, thus dying one minute before being able to play CC :-p
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Brandonazz on June 09, 2008, 11:11:01 am
What is the timezone in which it will be available for download at 0:00 on June 17th?

The countdown should be in regards to that moment.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Sasha on June 09, 2008, 11:12:56 am
Quote
It's also midnight CEST,
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: vonboy on June 09, 2008, 11:15:50 am
so, what is that in relation to central time?
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Sasha on June 09, 2008, 11:20:23 am
My guess is that at midnight, central time, it gets released. I'm not familiar with American timezones but that's my amateur guess.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Cow on June 09, 2008, 11:22:46 am
Yay! Finally a victory for the central timezone! (Not Really! I can't be on the computer that late! I need sleep! Hooray anyway!)
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Sasha on June 09, 2008, 11:25:10 am
It gets released over here at 6AM GMT and I'm not going to bed  ;D
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: DarkDragon on June 09, 2008, 11:25:53 am
I am going to bed earlier so that I can wake up at 5AM and stay up for 2 days :D
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Xenomorph on June 09, 2008, 11:28:32 am
i'm so freaking hyped right now!!!!!!!!!!!!11 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: vonboy on June 09, 2008, 11:29:46 am
so is there still a chance that they will release the cc demo early, or is all hope finally lost?
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Amazingchi on June 09, 2008, 11:31:53 am
It gets released over here at 6AM GMT and I'm not going to bed  ;D

I normally get up at around 7am (I know i'm crazy xD), I'll have it downloading whilst having my breakfast!
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Xenomorph on June 09, 2008, 11:35:53 am
****! i just realized something! we, the dutchies, are six hours ahead of americans! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

EDIT:
oh wait, when its 12 O'clock in America, its 6 o'clock here! thats crap too!

EDITEDIT: i'm going mad! i'm going really mad! i can't wait anymore! :o :o :o :o :o :o

Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: DarkDragon on June 09, 2008, 11:48:01 am
****! i just realized something! we, the dutchies, are six hours ahead of americans! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

EDIT:
oh wait, when its 12 O'clock in America, its 6 o'clock here! thats crap too!

EDITEDIT: i'm going mad! i'm going really mad! i can't wait anymore! :o :o :o :o :o :o



Do you need a good dosage of facepalm to calm down?  ;D

You'll get it at the same time, just at a different time :S
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Sasha on June 09, 2008, 11:49:48 am
****! i just realized something! we, the dutchies, are six hours ahead of americans! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

EDIT:
oh wait, when its 12 O'clock in America, its 6 o'clock here! thats crap too!

EDITEDIT: i'm going mad! i'm going really mad! i can't wait anymore! :o :o :o :o :o :o




but you're dutch, lol. you'll get it at 7 o' clock.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Josasa on June 09, 2008, 11:50:15 am
Someone should make a chart of when it gets released in certain timezones. Then it lessens confusion and takes away about a half an hour out of you wait for spore.  ;)
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: DarkDragon on June 09, 2008, 11:51:09 am
Someone should make a chart of when it gets released in certain timezones. Then it lessens confusion and takes away about a half an hour out of you wait for spore.  ;)

I'll work on that after dinner.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Amazingchi on June 09, 2008, 11:51:38 am
I know GMT is 6am, that's all that I need to know :D
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Josasa on June 09, 2008, 11:52:58 am
Someone should make a chart of when it gets released in certain timezones. Then it lessens confusion and takes away about a half an hour out of you wait for spore.  ;)

I'll work on that after dinner.

I was kidding.  :D

But if you really want to...
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Xenomorph on June 09, 2008, 11:54:21 am
ok thats it

everybody watch this now

http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=rNBWf54RvsI

Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Doctor Z on June 09, 2008, 12:02:09 pm
Disturbing.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: CosmicD on June 09, 2008, 01:28:14 pm
im (belgian) dutch too, and I even remember that crysis was released at 2 pm , on the same release day, so we actually had our own release date for that one. I actually hope spore cc will be unlockable the 17th if i get up :)
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: aligon on June 09, 2008, 05:27:49 pm
The only thing that bothers me now is that we'll get to see all 200+ parts without even having played the game. I was kind of hoping to discover the parts as I unlocked them during the real game...
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Holiace on June 09, 2008, 05:38:47 pm
This is starting to make me become Slightly Mad!


I Can't Wait, I can't Imagine what people will make of The Miracle that is the Creature Creator!

All words in Bold are songs.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Doomsday on June 09, 2008, 05:41:46 pm
Let's try this again:

A quick Time table for release (again, again). Please note it's off the top of my head and could be wrong.

North America:
Pacific: 10:00 PM PDT June 16th
Mountain: 11:00 PM MDT June 16th
Central: 12:00 AM CDT June 17th
Eastern: 1:00 AM EDT June 17th

Europe
GMT: 5:00 GMT June 17th

Daylight Savings messes things up.

Note: Is GS acting weird for anyone else? It keeps eating my posts and timing out.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: DarkDragon on June 09, 2008, 05:45:51 pm
I'm singing in the rain...
(http://ll-004.ea.com/spore/static/image/500/000/004/500000004741_lrg.png)
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Absinth on June 09, 2008, 05:51:18 pm

Europe
GMT: 5:00 GMT June 17th

Daylight Savings messes things up.

Note: Is GS acting weird for anyone else? It keeps eating my posts and timing out.

Most countries here have a +1:00 at this moment.
I had a time out a few minutes ago, since then it's fine again.



WOW, that umbrella creature is cool.  8)
Amazing how many different things we can create.
Possibly we're only limited by our imagination.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Holiace on June 09, 2008, 06:01:32 pm
I think ALL creatures should have Umbrellas'
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: ballistic waffles on June 09, 2008, 06:02:17 pm
I'm singing in the rain...
(http://ll-004.ea.com/spore/static/image/500/000/004/500000004741_lrg.png)
I think the umbrella is made of wings
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 09, 2008, 06:11:37 pm
I'm singing in the rain...
(http://ll-004.ea.com/spore/static/image/500/000/004/500000004741_lrg.png)
I think the umbrella is made of wings

Or decorative fins.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: DarkDragon on June 09, 2008, 07:58:14 pm
7 days, 2 hours, 1 minute and 18 seconds.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Pinstar on June 09, 2008, 07:59:47 pm
So yeah..
I'm taking 2 days off of work when the CC comes out, and another 2 when spore comes out.

Why 2 days? If I get it on the 1st day, I get to enjoy it for two full days. If there is some downloading/availability problems, I have a  1 day buffer to get it.

 ;D
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: DarkDragon on June 09, 2008, 08:07:15 pm
What happens if you can't get it in those 2 days? suicide?
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Pinstar on June 09, 2008, 08:12:06 pm
Nope, Sick days :P

Edit

Besides, that would mean dying before playing Spore, which would make these years of waiting all for naught.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: DarkDragon on June 09, 2008, 08:14:34 pm
I found this free application that let's you have countdowns on your desktop, needless to say I now have this on my desktop:
(http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/4892/countdownut7.png)
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Sasha on June 09, 2008, 08:16:10 pm
url?  :D
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Woulfe on June 09, 2008, 08:16:49 pm
I found this free application that let's you have countdowns on your desktop, needless to say I now have this on my desktop:
(http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/4892/countdownut7.png)

That's pretty cool.

- W -
* Where do we get it ? *
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: DarkDragon on June 09, 2008, 08:29:56 pm
http://www.timeleft.info/
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Sasha on June 09, 2008, 08:33:48 pm
Thanks :D

Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: JakeCourtney on June 09, 2008, 08:46:14 pm
Flood of media coming in...
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 10, 2008, 04:50:56 am
6

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WjxMzSW7pA
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: CosmicD on June 10, 2008, 05:14:02 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myMQffpQK3A

six indeed,

We are doomed to complain: When there were no videos, it wasn't enough, and now there are lots, it's too frustrating.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Woulfe on June 10, 2008, 05:16:18 am
Hum, I don't remember doing six, yet ;)

Creature Creator Countdown Clock (R)TM(C)(P) 2008 Gaming Steve Spore Forum General
Sick Daze

Dere, now I 'ave done six ;)

Useless Info : A six sided object is called a Hexagon, Sextillion is a one followed by six sets of three zeros like so ~ 1,000,000,000,000,000,000, a six figure salary is like this ~ $100,000

- W -
* Who got the wrong CPU delivered to him, it wasn't the right socket kind at all, meh *
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: CosmicD on June 10, 2008, 05:25:07 am
actually indeed, tradition dictates, we should have waited :P
as punishment, the creature creator will be delayed each day somebody posts befor woulfe :P (or soemthing like that)
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Absinth on June 10, 2008, 05:26:14 am
(http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd200/Smithycpl/6days.jpg)

We can almost touch it, but first 6 looooooooong days of drooling over the sporepedia!  :D
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Holiace on June 10, 2008, 05:46:31 am
This is so sweet! 12 days until Top Gear and only 7 to the CC! :)
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: WeAreLegion on June 10, 2008, 05:49:16 am
http://eastore.ea.com/DRHM/servlet/ControllerServlet?Action=DisplayProductDetailsPage&SiteID=eaemea&Locale=en_GB&Env=BASE&productID=96890600

So it costs money now. :(
Probably been posted long ago, but I haven't been here in so long. :'(

No the demo is free, with 25% of parts.

The one you linked is $10, for 100% of parts.

Has been this way a while, sorry.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Veraal on June 10, 2008, 05:52:50 am
i approve of this thread
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Woulfe on June 10, 2008, 05:54:10 am
actually indeed, tradition dictates, we should have waited :P
as punishment, the creature creator will be delayed each day somebody posts befor woulfe :P (or soemthing like that)


I was just late in getting up dis morning, I blame looking through the Sporepedia yesterday ;)
Really, I could of spent all day just looking at all the content there was there.
I nearly did too !

- W -
* It's okay, it was bound to happen sooner or later after all *
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Absinth on June 10, 2008, 06:08:32 am
actually indeed, tradition dictates, we should have waited :P
as punishment, the creature creator will be delayed each day somebody posts befor woulfe :P (or soemthing like that)


I was just late in getting up dis morning, I blame looking through the Sporepedia yesterday ;)
Really, I could of spent all day just looking at all the content there was there.
I nearly did too !

- W -
* It's okay, it was bound to happen sooner or later after all *

I waited for him!   :P  *Looks the other way*  ::)
Okay i admit, i was also late up today.  :D
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Oberic on June 10, 2008, 06:19:36 am
Just 7 more days.. I hope it doesn't take a dvd drive, I doubt I'll have one before I can get my disc.. Cursed ancient technology! (this computer I am currently on, which I do all my posting from is awesome, and has internet, my computer... meh.. it is not-as-awesome, and has not-internet.)

Can't wait either way. I MUST HAVE THIS "DEMO"! >.<
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Xenomorph on June 10, 2008, 06:23:59 am
am i the only one who gets sick of watching video's and pics. I want to play it already!

(http://www.usask.ca/communications/ocn/06-july-07/images/sad_face.jpg)
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Absinth on June 10, 2008, 06:28:27 am
am i the only one who gets sick of watching video's and pics. I want to play it already!


No you're not!
I'm trying not to pull my hair out.
It's cruel how they tease us, there should be a law against.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Woulfe on June 10, 2008, 06:31:14 am
am i the only one who gets sick of watching video's and pics. I want to play it already!

(http://www.usask.ca/communications/ocn/06-july-07/images/sad_face.jpg)

CAPTION CONTEST !

Billy can't enjoy his Creature Creator 'cause it's not out yet !

- W -
* Thank you, I'll be here all week, Try the 'sketti *
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Ultimatum on June 10, 2008, 07:15:29 am
Xenomorph stole his icecreamz,how mean! >:(
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: CosmicD on June 10, 2008, 07:31:29 am
this feels like the time i was waiting for star fox on the SNES, it jus wouldn't go away and when i thought of it it the thought seems like a drug that you always had to come back to. And you would scavenge for every bit of info on the subject.

it's wrong really, but you have to do it :P
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: WeAreLegion on June 10, 2008, 07:49:06 am
Having a small daughter that picture breaks my heart. :(

LOL  I have gone soft.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: The Time Traveller on June 10, 2008, 08:41:30 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSl5_gjUlbM
Here.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: DarkDragon on June 10, 2008, 08:51:14 am
Now we have one extra countdown:

Spore CC Full Release - June 16, 2008
Spore CC Free Release - June 17, 2008
Spore European Release - September 5, 2008
Spore American Release - September 7, 2008
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Amazingchi on June 10, 2008, 08:59:17 am
Now we have one extra countdown:

Spore CC Full Release - June 16, 2008
Spore CC Free Release - June 17, 2008
Spore European Release - September 5, 2008
Spore American Release - September 7, 2008

I'm not sure if it the Full Release on June 16, I'm thinking that 16th is for Pre-Orderers?

The EA store still say June 17th.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: DarkDragon on June 10, 2008, 09:01:38 am
Yes, the EA Store still says June 17 but we got an e-mail saying June 16, don't forget they always take a while to update the ea store.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Amazingchi on June 10, 2008, 09:02:23 am
Yes, the EA Store still says June 17 but we got an e-mail saying June 16, don't forget they always take a while to update the ea store.

What I was saying is perhaps they made it a day early for those who have Pre-Ordered it?
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Woulfe on June 10, 2008, 09:09:18 am
I set all my countdown clocks on my desktop to Midnight for both CC & Spore....

~ watches "I Got Six" hum there's 42 again, it showed up yesterday in "Lucky Seven Sampson" as well, what are the odds ? ~

- W -
* smirks *


Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Doomsday on June 10, 2008, 09:15:34 am
Did anyone in North America get the Release Date Change email? I have not. EA Store still says 17th. If Europe gets it a day earlier than us Yanks I will explode. And I'm a large mass of fat, it wouldn't be pretty to see me explode.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Huckbuck on June 10, 2008, 09:22:06 am
I just took the step and ordered :D Damn that was a bitch <.<
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: WeAreLegion on June 10, 2008, 09:31:40 am
Did anyone in North America get the Release Date Change email? I have not. EA Store still says 17th. If Europe gets it a day earlier than us Yanks I will explode. And I'm a large mass of fat, it wouldn't be pretty to see me explode.

Well I am getting it from Gamestop...buuuut if it is available early from EA, I might get it there too!

Just give my friend the physical copy. ;)
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: CosmicD on June 10, 2008, 09:32:12 am
well the mail says "the date of the product you preordered has changed" maybe that is a significant detail.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Spore-addict on June 10, 2008, 09:44:57 am
Cosmic, you are Danish, Right.

I have gotten the same email.

I will get spore June 16th....it has moved ....lol the good way.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: ballistic waffles on June 10, 2008, 09:49:43 am
am i the only one who gets sick of watching video's and pics. I want to play it already!

*pic*

CAPTION CONTEST !

Billy can't enjoy his Creature Creator 'cause it's not out yet !

- W -
* Thank you, I'll be here all week, Try the 'sketti *
Billy says, "YOUR SOUL IS MINE TO DEVOUR, MORTAL!" :P
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Woulfe on June 10, 2008, 09:56:52 am
am i the only one who gets sick of watching video's and pics. I want to play it already!

*pic*

CAPTION CONTEST !

Billy can't enjoy his Creature Creator 'cause it's not out yet !

- W -
* Thank you, I'll be here all week, Try the 'sketti *
Billy says, "YOUR SOUL IS MINE TO DEVOUR, MORTAL!" :P

So Billy went on a rampage because he couldn't enjoy the Creature Creator ?

Okay, I'll buy that.

- W -
* Grinz *
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Doomsday on June 10, 2008, 10:00:55 am
Did anyone in North America get the Release Date Change email? I have not. EA Store still says 17th. If Europe gets it a day earlier than us Yanks I will explode. And I'm a large mass of fat, it wouldn't be pretty to see me explode.

I'm beginning to freak out. has anyone from the US gotten a release date change email? I ordered through EA, and it still says 17th. If they make me wait an extra day for no good reason, I will burst. We already have to wait two days longer for Spore.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Cow on June 10, 2008, 10:06:00 am
Noooooooooooooo! Why would EA do this to the US twice!  :'(
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: The Time Traveller on June 10, 2008, 10:06:46 am
EA hates freedom.  They would rule the world with an evil army if they could.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Slartibartfast on June 10, 2008, 10:09:29 am
I blame the weak dollar and EA plummeting stock price.

http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=ERTS
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: CosmicD on June 10, 2008, 10:23:28 am
Cosmic, you are Danish, Right.

I have gotten the same email.

I will get spore June 16th....it has moved ....lol the good way.
Nope, i'm dutch from Belgium, but my EADM account is all over the place, I mean i think i subscribed to eadm when electronic arts still didn't get a belgian site so i have one from holland. SOmetimes I just can't login if i visit the ea store from electronicarts.be , sometimes it works. So I depend on the nl system i guess.

I can't wait to test if you can ctrl+A select all spines or ctrl+click select several ones, like in a word processor :)
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: rayofash on June 10, 2008, 10:29:11 am
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v317/RayOfAsh/fuzguz.gif)
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: DarkDragon on June 10, 2008, 10:31:31 am
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v317/RayOfAsh/fuzguz.gif)

I'm so making that in the editor xD
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Woulfe on June 10, 2008, 10:33:05 am
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v317/RayOfAsh/fuzguz.gif)

Caption : (Vader) NnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnOooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ! (/Vader)

- W -
* heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh *
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: rayofash on June 10, 2008, 10:35:04 am
[IG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v317/RayOfAsh/fuzguz.gif[/img]

I'm so making that in the editor xD
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v317/RayOfAsh/skifree.gif)
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Pixxel on June 10, 2008, 10:39:42 am
what was the name of that skiing game? with that snowman?
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Woulfe on June 10, 2008, 02:21:37 pm
Whoops, the creature creator countdown clock thread was falling down because of all the activity on the 'pedia thread and elsewhere, sorry about that folks, it happens.....

Which skiing game ?
There were hundreds over the years.....

- W -
* shrugs *
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Pixxel on June 10, 2008, 02:22:57 pm
Whoops, the creature creator countdown clock thread was falling down because of all the activity on the 'pedia thread and elsewhere, sorry about that folks, it happens.....

Which skiing game ?
There were hundreds over the years.....

- W -
* shrugs *


the one with the snowman that Rayofash posted above my last post.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: DarkDragon on June 10, 2008, 02:25:36 pm
The one where if you stop skiing the monster comes and eats you.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Qwwe on June 10, 2008, 02:26:39 pm
I think it's just called Ski
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Evildude on June 10, 2008, 02:28:16 pm
It's Skifree.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: ballistic waffles on June 10, 2008, 02:51:23 pm
it looks like a gray turd with limbs and the head of that guy from sesime street who lives in a trash can :P
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: KL0k on June 10, 2008, 03:02:34 pm
it looks like a gray turd with limbs and the head of that guy from sesime street who lives in a trash can :P

oscar :D
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Cosmosis on June 10, 2008, 03:05:59 pm
what was the name of that skiing game? with that snowman?
Holy mother. that creature just awoke some pretty deep memories.. That skiing game was one of the first game i ever tried..
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: gec05 on June 10, 2008, 03:06:20 pm
Ah, Skifree...

I remember that game. I played it on my Mac II.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Pixxel on June 10, 2008, 03:29:36 pm
The one where if you stop skiing the monster comes and eats you.

hm.. strange, it allways ate me at 2000 meters whenever I stopped skiing or continued :S

btw 6 days left :D
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: DarkDragon on June 10, 2008, 04:14:30 pm
(http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/236/eandajb9.png)

Since imageshack likes to violate image quality:
(http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/9810/ndamd4.png)

We'd give it to you but we'd be breaking NDA :|
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Absinth on June 10, 2008, 04:21:08 pm
Not again!  :D
The file name says it all, "rickrolledqu9.png".  ;)
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: DarkDragon on June 10, 2008, 04:23:51 pm
Uh? No it doesn't.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Andrew Ryan on June 10, 2008, 04:26:21 pm
No... It can't be... NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: DarkDragon on June 10, 2008, 04:28:26 pm
Oh come on, all this time of me being right and you didn't guess I worked for them?

They asked me to pick 2 people to give the CC earlier and since Froman and Tomas asked first... they got it :P
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Qwwe on June 10, 2008, 04:32:05 pm
I don't get it?  ???
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Fobok on June 10, 2008, 04:34:58 pm
First of all, just in case this is true, congrats to those two.

However, I'll believe it when I see those usernames in the Sporepedia and not a moment before. :)
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: gec05 on June 10, 2008, 04:36:13 pm
I'd like to see what Froman and Tomas made so far.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Absinth on June 10, 2008, 04:37:13 pm
I'm already happy i get it 1 day sooner now, but i admit I'm jealous if it's true.   :D
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: DarkDragon on June 10, 2008, 04:38:01 pm
Only a certain group of people are authorized to upload to Sporepedia yet (hence why you only see around 150 instead of the 1000s available), those who managed to without permission got their creatures removed. We're not authorized to post screenshots or give you any extra info yet.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Ciddler on June 10, 2008, 04:38:36 pm
I do believe this is a clever ruse.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: gec05 on June 10, 2008, 04:40:52 pm
Meh, I'm not too envious. Heck, since quite a few people no doubt have an early copy of the editor there is bound to be a torrent of it already.

But I'm not going there.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: DarkDragon on June 10, 2008, 04:43:09 pm
They have a list of all the people who have the CC right now and have signed a NDA, if someone does do that, it wont take long for them to find out who.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Qwwe on June 10, 2008, 04:44:25 pm
Oh I get it.. You're saying you got the CC early because you work for Maxis right? Or.. no.. Yeah, is that it?
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Andrew Ryan on June 10, 2008, 04:45:53 pm
I do believe this is a clever ruse.

Uh.....

>.>

<.<

Yah... A clever ruse...

*Runs to play TF2 and forget what he's seen*
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Gorman Conall on June 10, 2008, 04:47:38 pm
Wait..did ..did i miss something?.

DD works for maxis or EA??.
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Post by: gec05 on June 10, 2008, 04:48:19 pm
Hmm, so do you get paid for this DD? I could use a new job right now. I need some funds for a new PC. :)
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: DarkDragon on June 10, 2008, 04:50:20 pm
Oh I get it.. You're saying you got the CC early because you work for Maxis right? Or.. no.. Yeah, is that it?

You sir, get 1 internets.

Paid for testing? this is our fun time!
I get paid for modelling, and sometimes help on the animation. Although we've been mostly testing lately, which is really fun.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: WeAreLegion on June 10, 2008, 04:53:29 pm
Oh I get it.. You're saying you got the CC early because you work for Maxis right? Or.. no.. Yeah, is that it?

You sir, get 1 internets.

I R CONFUSE ASS WEL.

 ???
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Woulfe on June 10, 2008, 04:55:05 pm
Hum, and here he is along with me downloading creatures for posterity....

ER, no wait.... "images" yea, that's what i said "images" these aren't creatures....

Well, not YET anyway....

They will be SOON....

Yes, it's unofficially the Precambrian era for the SCC ;)

- W -
* SCC Precambrian Era Historian And Tour Guide *
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Gorman Conall on June 10, 2008, 04:55:39 pm
Wow you lucky dog!.

Well that explains why you normally stay calm and well mannered around here.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: gec05 on June 10, 2008, 05:00:03 pm
Paid for testing? this is our fun time!
I get paid for modelling, and sometimes help on the animation. Although we've been mostly testing lately, which is really fun.

Neat!

So do you work from home or will you need to be able to visit the location?
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: DarkDragon on June 10, 2008, 05:01:09 pm
We're in 2008, I can work from home but I prefer work at our ninja Headquarters  ::)
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: WeAreLegion on June 10, 2008, 05:04:59 pm
We're in 2008, I can work from home but I prefer work at our ninja Headquarters  ::)

Well if you are telling the truth, congrats!  I work for an uber cool company as well, one which prefers I don't share online, but it has nothing to do with games. :(

Just forgive me if I do not believe you immediately...the internets and all ya know. ;)
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: DarkDragon on June 10, 2008, 05:06:09 pm
Yeah, I know how it is. Most devs don't talk much, not that they're not authorized to do so at this point, they just prefer to lurk.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Gorman Conall on June 10, 2008, 05:07:46 pm
From what i have seen of Dark dragons posts he does not have the appearance of one who would lie or pull some kind of prank like this.

So i am inclined to believe him.

Now if it was TTT on the other hand....
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: WeAreLegion on June 10, 2008, 05:08:19 pm
@ Dark

Understood...man I wish I could just register on the Sporepedia!!  LOL.

Oh well, Tuesday will be here soon.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Doomsday on June 10, 2008, 05:09:52 pm
Yeah, I know how it is. Most devs don't talk much, not that they're not authorized to do so at this point, they just prefer to lurk.

Why is it that I have trouble believing you? Oh yes. It's me credo, "Don't believe anything anyone says on the internet without prove. With prove, still be skeptical."

It's not nice to pretend to be a dev and trick us. I'm wise to you, mister! :-p

Edit: I have the perfect idea to prove it. If you really work for EA/Maxis like you say you do, then preregister some forum members names for us. Like some of the Big Wigs around here, LadyM, Ovi, Hydro. PM them with Photos of the registration and they can confirm it without breaking any rules. :p
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Gorman Conall on June 10, 2008, 05:11:27 pm
Understood...man I wish I could just register on the Sporepedia!!  LOL.

Oh well, Tuesday will be here soon.

Pah! i hate the fact that i am going to cedar point!.

Because i won't get to play it until late the 18th early the 19th assuming that my preorder arrives at gamestop and somebody picks it up for me.

Maybe i can access a computer from the hotel and see what creations you guys have posted anyway..

Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: DarkDragon on June 10, 2008, 05:13:37 pm
Alright, you guys want proof, they allowed me to show you 1 screenshot, that's it:
http://img381.imageshack.us/img381/5400/spacephasegh6.jpg
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Qwwe on June 10, 2008, 05:15:35 pm
Huzzah, I win!
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: DarkDragon on June 10, 2008, 05:16:26 pm
Ain't it cool?
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: WeAreLegion on June 10, 2008, 05:16:40 pm
Alright, you guys want proof, they allowed me to show you 1 screenshot, that's it:
http://img381.imageshack.us/img381/5400/spacephasegh6.jpg

Well played good Sir!  *claps*
 
:P
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: tomasgaquino on June 10, 2008, 05:17:05 pm
Ain't it cruel?

Yes, it is, DD!  ;D
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Gorman Conall on June 10, 2008, 05:17:15 pm
I feel betrayed. I vouched for you man!.

 :P
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: vonboy on June 10, 2008, 05:17:35 pm
holy crap, that's the best spore pic i have ever laid my eyes on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111111
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Ciddler on June 10, 2008, 05:18:08 pm
Well it was pretty clear that a 16 year old can't be a developer. Nice try, DarkDragon. Cleverly rused some people.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Qwwe on June 10, 2008, 05:18:38 pm
Well it was pretty clear that a 16 year old can't be a developer. Nice try, DarkDragon. Cleverly rused some people.

Old post searching ftw :D
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: DarkDragon on June 10, 2008, 05:18:52 pm
I'm 20, not 16.

And you got to admit, this was better than any April fools ever.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Ultramarine on June 10, 2008, 05:19:03 pm
Damnit DD ;D

Warning - while you were reading 8 new replies have been posted. You may wish to review your post.  

WTF?!
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Absinth on June 10, 2008, 05:19:44 pm
 :D
I knew it!
But that reply (quoted below) made me doubt.
I couldn't read that picture and when i pasted the url i saw the file name.  ;)

Uh? No it doesn't.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Ultramarine on June 10, 2008, 05:20:39 pm
Have to admit you're pretty young to be working with them DD.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: DarkDragon on June 10, 2008, 05:22:19 pm
You'd be surprised with the ages of the people they actually got working with them, I bet they have some 20-25 yo's around.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Qwwe on June 10, 2008, 05:22:54 pm
Yeah, the one video about the tribal phase, the girl said she was like 25.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Ciddler on June 10, 2008, 05:24:16 pm
You'd be surprised with the ages of the people they actually got working with them, I bet they have some 20-25 yo's around.
Well maybe you are rickrolling your age too... I am expecting another picture with Rick Astley any minute now. ;)
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: DarkDragon on June 10, 2008, 05:29:07 pm
Nah, I'm really 20, born on May 20th, 1988. I thought the forums showed my age? ???
Either way, I have no idea where you got 16 from, lol.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Oviraptor on June 10, 2008, 05:30:14 pm
You have to type in your birthday before it can show your age. ;)
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: DarkDragon on June 10, 2008, 05:37:18 pm
I thought I did, weird.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Woulfe on June 10, 2008, 05:39:17 pm
~ Looks at all the image files he has currently.... ~

I'm building up quite a collection here....

~ Suddenly gets an idea for five ~

Heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh

- W -
* Sneaky SOB going to spring something on here in the next few hours *
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: DarkDragon on June 10, 2008, 05:41:29 pm
I'm trying to find a program that creates a list of all the creatures so far.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Woulfe on June 10, 2008, 05:44:34 pm
I'm trying to find a program that creates a list of all the creatures so far.

We both need a DB file of some kind as it's quite a lot of to keep track of and it's going to get worse as the days roll by and there's more creatures to keep track of, ER, IMAGES to keep track of, yea, thats what I said....

- W -
* humming to himself *
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Doomsday on June 10, 2008, 05:46:40 pm
I'm trying to find a program that creates a list of all the creatures so far.

We both need a DB file of some kind as it's quite a lot of to keep track of and it's going to get worse as the days roll by and there's more creatures to keep track of, ER, IMAGES to keep track of, yea, thats what I said....

- W -
* humming to himself *


Excel? Make a spreadsheet (to print out on your bedsheets). Or you can use Access to make a Database. Access would be best but not everyone uses/knows how to use Excel's bigger brother.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: DarkDragon on June 10, 2008, 05:47:23 pm
I'm gonna stop collecting them when it is released, because then there will be too many to keep track off. It will be my "the first *** sporepedia creatures to come out" pack.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Oviraptor on June 10, 2008, 05:51:40 pm
Sextillion is a one followed by six sets of three zeros like so ~ 1,000,000,000,000,000,000

That's a quintillion. :P For a sextillion you need three more zeros (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Names_of_large_numbers). ;)

You must feel like I'm picking on you. :P
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Doomsday on June 10, 2008, 05:53:58 pm
Sextillion is a one followed by six sets of three zeros like so ~ 1,000,000,000,000,000,000
You must fell like I'm picking on you. :P

Nah. But I bet he FEELS like you're picking on him. :P
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Oviraptor on June 10, 2008, 05:54:51 pm
Heh, typos don't get picked up if they are words. :P
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Woulfe on June 10, 2008, 06:04:10 pm
I'm gonna stop collecting them when it is released, because then there will be too many to keep track off. It will be my "the first *** sporepedia creatures to come out" pack.

Same here, as after the release there will be too many to keep tabs on anyway.
Wonder if we can name the files while saving them, numbering seems too confusing.
Even more so when creating a page of them in HTML and you wind up with duplicates. =P

I'm sure once folks have the SCC we won't need to keep track of the files anymore anyway, if they don't get a creature they wanted before it goes into the black hole of the 'net then that's their own fault and not ours anyway.

We're just collecting them now in case they do wind up in the 'net's black hole before the SCC is even out, as we found out with the bike creature, we lucked out there, big time.
 
- W -
* Doing his part *

P.S. So, I forgot how many zeros were in a sextillion, so sue me....
 
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: The Time Traveller on June 10, 2008, 06:06:48 pm
Hey!  This person on another forum found a picture of a water creature swimming underwater!  What a big surprise!
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm224/summergirl_94/eliteok7.jpg
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: DarkDragon on June 10, 2008, 06:11:14 pm
FAILING TTT IS FAILING.

It's not funny anymore, don't even try :P
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: The Time Traveller on June 10, 2008, 06:15:27 pm
Awwww.  And I thought I discovered a new means of comedy.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: DarkDragon on June 10, 2008, 06:16:37 pm
The comedy went away when you tried to imitate me  8)
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Woulfe on June 10, 2008, 06:18:20 pm
Rick Roll only works once....

After that it's an old joke....

- W -
* Such is the way of the 'net *
 
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Woulfe on June 10, 2008, 08:44:42 pm
Just in case I sleep in again from staying up late and doing leg work for y'all ;)

Gaming Steve - Spore Forums - General - Creature Creator Countdown Clock V 2.0
(http://www.Furnation.com/Woulfe/Spore/500000002661.png)(http://www.Furnation.com/Woulfe/Spore/500000002681.png)
(http://www.Furnation.com/Woulfe/Spore/500000002701.png)
(http://www.Furnation.com/Woulfe/Spore/500000002702.png)(http://www.Furnation.com/Woulfe/Spore/500000002761.png)

Five daze to go !

Useless Info : Five is easy to count by.... 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75 80 85 90 95 100 !

- W -
* No more red bold text anymore folks, from here on down it's Creatures ! *

   
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: The Time Traveller on June 10, 2008, 08:46:02 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSnZFykq5n8
Here.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: DarkDragon on June 10, 2008, 09:09:26 pm
5 for those Europeans who got it on the EA Store like myself.
6 for you puny Americanen! (jk)
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Sasha on June 10, 2008, 09:11:00 pm
And for the people that are going to get the free demo, 6 days too  :P
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Gorman Conall on June 10, 2008, 09:12:31 pm
5 for those Europeans who got it on the EA Store like myself.
6 for you puny Americanen! (jk)

Man if only us Americans got it on the 16th i could play it before i leave >_<.

Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 10, 2008, 10:00:34 pm
Just in case I sleep in again from staying up late and doing leg work for y'all ;)

Gaming Steve - Spore Forums - General - Creature Creator Countdown Clock V 2.0
(http://www.Furnation.com/Woulfe/Spore/500000002661.png)(http://www.Furnation.com/Woulfe/Spore/500000002681.png)
(http://www.Furnation.com/Woulfe/Spore/500000002701.png)
(http://www.Furnation.com/Woulfe/Spore/500000002702.png)(http://www.Furnation.com/Woulfe/Spore/500000002761.png)

Five daze to go !

Useless Info : Five is easy to count by.... 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75 80 85 90 95 100 !

- W -
* No more red bold text anymore folks, from here on down it's Creatures ! *

   

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grFh8zGZhkM
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: CosmicD on June 10, 2008, 10:41:27 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZ9hO0GFulI

yay
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: keithn on June 10, 2008, 11:13:13 pm
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/keithn_2008/500000005001.png)
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Doomsday on June 10, 2008, 11:25:25 pm
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/keithn_2008/500000005001.png)

Win. You win.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Veraal on June 11, 2008, 01:06:36 am
Ah, Skifree...

I remember that game. I played it on my Mac II.

relive your memories here. (http://ski.ihoc.net/#download)
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: SBD on June 11, 2008, 01:22:58 am
Man, this board is gonna explode in five days.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 11, 2008, 01:45:45 am
So what will happen when people get the editor? Will we be posting every single creature and video on the forum? It seems like it will be an impossible task!! And the Spore will not even be out until September!!
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: CosmicD on June 11, 2008, 01:49:14 am
I'll make a fraps video from first startup and experience and post it on gametrailers (youtube has no HD widescreen feature). for the rest i guess you can find all further "creations" of mine on sporepedia and we can post our url's in the "spore users" thread.. dunno
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Beatnuki on June 11, 2008, 03:32:08 am
People's signatures will probably become links to their favourite creations or their Sporepedia profiles. Or if there was one big uber thread where everyone contributes something and we can discuss our creations, I'd probably contribute to that.

I don't know which is a worse wait......the three years with a new creature once every three months or more, or the wait now where there are new creatures as soon as you turn your back and every day trickles by sooooo sloooooowly.....  :P
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: WeAreLegion on June 11, 2008, 03:40:27 am
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/keithn_2008/500000005001.png)

FIlled to the brim, with win!
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Absinth on June 11, 2008, 11:36:28 am
(http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd200/Smithycpl/5days.jpg)

Note: If you look at this picture for 5 hours continuously, you might loose braincells and believe DarkDragon's real name isn't Rick.  :P
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Qwwe on June 11, 2008, 11:40:24 am
*pic*
Note: If you look at this picture for 5 hours continuously, you might loose braincells and believe DarkDragon's real name is Rick.

Eh why not, I still have time waiting for spore after all and losing brain cells does sound pretty cool..
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Veraal on June 11, 2008, 11:45:14 am
when the cc comes out, im going to hide under a rock far away from spore general.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Doomsday on June 11, 2008, 11:46:55 am
when the cc comes out, im going to hide under a rock far away from spore general.

Make sure it's a large rock, possibly a boulder. Also make sure that it is a very sturdy rock/boulder because then it wouldn't be fun for us to smash it pieces or lure you out from under it with our informationz.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Dr. Croccer on June 11, 2008, 11:50:03 am
ITS ALREADY OUT?!

WHAT THE EFF?
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Sasha on June 11, 2008, 11:56:25 am
ITS ALREADY OUT?!

WHAT THE EFF?

next week. First two days of the week.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Dr. Croccer on June 11, 2008, 12:12:29 pm
Oh. Okay.










ITS GOING TO BE RELEASED NEXT WEEK?!
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Doomsday on June 11, 2008, 12:16:27 pm
ITS GOING TO BE RELEASED NEXT WEEK?!

The Creature Creator? Yes. :-p What kind of rock were you under? I mean besides the Red and Yellow, Hammer and Sickle adorned kind.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: The Time Traveller on June 11, 2008, 12:17:42 pm
Hey, I never noticed how funny-looking Dr. Croccer's avatar was.  It should be your Spore avatar, too.  Maybe even make a communist smiley race.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: creiij on June 11, 2008, 12:18:03 pm
I wish they released it now, got a freeweek from work until monday so I need something to fill my days with (other than everything I should be doing) =)
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Woulfe on June 11, 2008, 12:23:40 pm
~ Brain washing image removed to save others from it ~

Note: If you look at this picture for 5 hours continuously, you might loose braincells and believe DarkDragon's real name is Rick.

You mean, it isn't Rick ?

- W -
* smirks *
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Absinth on June 11, 2008, 12:27:28 pm


You mean, it isn't Rick ?

- W -
* smirks *


Oops, you're right! 
There goes my joke. :D

Note: If you look at this picture for 5 hours continuously, you might loose braincells and believe DarkDragon's real name isn't Rick.

fixed.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Doctor Z on June 11, 2008, 12:29:36 pm
Croccer... your communist Avatar looks like its from China.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Dr. Croccer on June 11, 2008, 12:31:16 pm
ITS GOING TO BE RELEASED NEXT WEEK?!

The Creature Creator? Yes. :-p What kind of rock were you under? I mean besides the Red and Yellow, Hammer and Sickle adorned kind.
Well, I haven't visited this forum for a while. I thought that there would be a mass hype on my other forums as well.

Apparently I was wrong.

Quote
Hey, I never noticed how funny-looking Dr. Croccer's avatar was.  It should be your Spore avatar, too.  Maybe even make a communist smiley race.
Something like Mr. Potatohead with the faces of famous Communist leaders. (http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/153/emotvhappyhp8.gif) (http://imageshack.us)

Quote
Croccer... your communist Avatar looks like its from China.
Not sure why it would have an USSR Ushanka then. (http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/153/emotvhappyhp8.gif) (http://imageshack.us)

Is having Commie avatars all the rage now? God, this place really went monkey balls after I left. :P
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Plank of Wood on June 11, 2008, 01:44:17 pm
So... who wants to screw around with people on steam?
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: WeAreLegion on June 11, 2008, 01:56:15 pm
So... who wants to screw around with people on steam?

LMAO!
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: DarkDragon on June 11, 2008, 01:56:57 pm
We had lots of fun yesterday. 95% of the people fell for it.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Plank of Wood on June 11, 2008, 01:58:15 pm
I could have been told earlier you know.

Meh, my sig shall lulz some newbies anywho.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Dr. Croccer on June 11, 2008, 02:28:34 pm
Ah the Rickroll, such an atrocious yet stylish display of schadenfreude.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Woulfe on June 11, 2008, 02:35:47 pm
The 'pedia has hit 200 !

Alert the media !

Call your best friend on the phone !

Download everything !

- W -
* Heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh *
 
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: vonboy on June 11, 2008, 03:40:48 pm
it's know at 210!!!

the last 10 creatures added look pretty good, and most of thyem actually have a description. i guess the team is taking thier time to think up of stuff for their creatures instead of making random stuff and naming it.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 11, 2008, 04:28:18 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjM2ekBIHWc

*shakes head*
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: DarkDragon on June 11, 2008, 04:37:23 pm
It's funny at the beginning but then it just goes on and starts losing it.  :D
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Gungnir on June 11, 2008, 04:40:57 pm
That song..is awesome. Just search "balla da li" on youtube.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Woulfe on June 11, 2008, 04:42:45 pm

~ Elliptically Inducing Video Removed To Save Sanity ~

*shakes head*

Wuhduhfuh ?

SCC videos are becoming memes ALREADY ?!?!

- W -
* Who knew ? *
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Doctor Z on June 11, 2008, 04:52:25 pm
What... the... ****... was... THAT!?

If they put Rick Astley to a Spore Video, I'm unplugging the internet. Seriously. I will go down to all the servers in the world, and rip the ****ing cords out of the wall.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Doomsday on June 11, 2008, 04:57:24 pm
If they put Rick Astley to a Spore Video, I'm unplugging the internet. Seriously. I will go down to all the servers in the world, and rip the ****ing cords out of the wall.

Just hit the remaining 3-4 backbones. Heck hit one or two of them and the internet is fubared.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: DarkDragon on June 11, 2008, 05:14:16 pm
Wait until I make a creature using 9000+ DNA points  ::)
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Grazony on June 11, 2008, 05:24:03 pm
*video*

*shakes head*

Dear god what next....
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Neoskel on June 11, 2008, 05:25:09 pm
*video*

*shakes head*

Dear god what next....

Maybe a caramelldansen one?
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Woulfe on June 11, 2008, 05:27:34 pm

Creature Creator Countdown Clock Thread Milestone ! 

P A G E - 4 2

- W -
* woot ! *



 
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Sasha on June 11, 2008, 05:29:45 pm
Little question:

on the EA store, the release date continues to be fixed at 17th. Shouldn't it have changed to 16th since many European people that pre - ordered it, got an email saying it changed to the 16th?

And another question:

 ;D

The Creature Editor is supposed to be sold at the price of 6, 99€ but, I checked the EA Store of my country and the EA store of other countries and the price is set at 9, 99€

Just wondering if my browser is just messed or other people noticed this too.

Oh and that service that allows you to download the product for two more years, was not selected at all(it adds like 3 more euros).

Sorry about the trouble  :P

EDIT:

I saw this on the UK EA store:

* You will be sent a coupon code to the value of 9.99€ following the release of the Spore Creature Creator. Once the main Spore game is available for pre-order on EA Store, add it to your basket and enter the code in the relevant field to claim back the cost of the Spore Creature Creator 9.99€

Not bad  ;)
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: DarkDragon on June 11, 2008, 05:29:58 pm
4 days, 4 hours, 30 minutes and 20 seconds.

EDIT:
They probably just forgot to change it.
Also, it says 9,99€ because it assumes you're gonna buy the 2 year download thing but if you don't it only costs 6,99€
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Sasha on June 11, 2008, 05:37:10 pm
Any way of making the server know I'm not interested in  buying the 2 years option  :P

This is what I get :

http://img28.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=27588_untitled_122_833lo.jpg


Don't see any 2 year option to turn off.

And thanks for taking the time to help me out, dark  :)

i'm just a little surprised 'cause i've been to the EA Store before and it was set automatically at 6, 99€ and now that I was heading there to buy it, it's at 9,99 € lol.

Sorry about the edits.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: DarkDragon on June 11, 2008, 05:42:36 pm
Oh, apparently they fixed their mistake. What I was refering to was the "Serviço Avançado de Transferência" thing, since I didn't select it, it only cost me 6,99€. But apparently now it costs 9,99€ anyways.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Sasha on June 11, 2008, 05:43:45 pm
Yep, I figured.

The CC Editor is worth the extra 3 €  :) Thanks for the help!
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Grazony on June 11, 2008, 05:45:00 pm
*video*

*shakes head*

Dear god what next....

Maybe a caramelldansen one?

Oh god now all I think about now is a bunch of Spore creatures doing that.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: ballistic waffles on June 11, 2008, 06:38:00 pm
what was that song? ???





cuz its now my favorite song :P


Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Doctor Z on June 11, 2008, 06:41:10 pm
Try playing the same song in two different windows at the same song, started at different times.

It's pretty funky sounding.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Neoskel on June 11, 2008, 06:42:55 pm
Apparently it's called Balla da li. The rest of the song isn't as fun though.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Woulfe on June 11, 2008, 07:52:03 pm
Speaking of Four tea too....

Creature Creator Countdown Clock V2.0
(http://www.Furnation.com/Woulfe/Spore/500000002781.png)(http://www.Furnation.com/Woulfe/Spore/500000002801.png)
(http://www.Furnation.com/Woulfe/Spore/500000002821.png)(http://www.Furnation.com/Woulfe/Spore/500000002901.png)
(R)TM(C)(P) 2008 Gaming Steve Spore Forum General

Useless Info : There are more 4 legged animals then there are 2 legged ones on Earth.
( at least there seems to be anyway )

Again this is just in case I wake up late tomorrow before getting to post this up here.

- W -
* Share and enjoy *
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 11, 2008, 07:53:28 pm
Speaking of Four tea too....

Creature Creator Countdown Clock V2.0
(http://www.Furnation.com/Woulfe/Spore/500000002781.png)(http://www.Furnation.com/Woulfe/Spore/500000002801.png)
(http://www.Furnation.com/Woulfe/Spore/500000002821.png)(http://www.Furnation.com/Woulfe/Spore/500000002901.png)
(R)TM(C)(P) 2008 Gaming Steve Spore Forum General

Useless Info : There are more 4 legged animals then there are 2 legged ones on Earth.
( at least there seems to be anyway )

Again this is just in case I wake up late tomorrow before getting to post this up here.

- W -
* Share and enjoy *


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hngXGlVPbHs
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: The Time Traveller on June 11, 2008, 07:57:08 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yP8rebXF8E
Here.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Doomsday on June 11, 2008, 07:58:45 pm
*Vid*
Here.

Is that.. it can't be... but the animation...

IS THAT SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK?!
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: eropS on June 11, 2008, 08:00:15 pm
Ah... Hydro i love those videos....
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: The Time Traveller on June 11, 2008, 08:00:36 pm
*Vid*
Here.

Is that.. it can't be... but the animation...

IS THAT SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK?!
Yuppie.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Absinth on June 11, 2008, 08:01:49 pm
Darn, still 4 days waiting for the CC!   ::)

(http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd200/Smithycpl/split-ends.jpg)
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Orly on June 11, 2008, 08:33:26 pm
wait, 4 days? its the 11th over here, and we have 6 days left. is europe getting the demo 2 days early as well ???
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: gec05 on June 11, 2008, 08:40:21 pm
They're getting impatient so they skipped a couple of numbers. :P
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Doomsday on June 11, 2008, 08:42:45 pm
wait, 4 days? its the 11th over here, and we have 6 days left. is europe getting the demo 2 days early as well ???

Europe is getting it one day early. He posted it early. We are only one day ahead of the US release date. We are on track for the European one.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: martyk on June 11, 2008, 08:50:19 pm
They're getting impatient so they skipped a couple of numbers. :P

Ah that explains it, now for an accurate count.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgshIgvfKcI

6.  6 Oryx
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Doomsday on June 11, 2008, 09:20:29 pm
They're getting impatient so they skipped a couple of numbers. :P

Ah that explains it, now for an accurate count.

WRONG

6.  6 Oryx

Wrong. 5 days. The CC is released at exactly midnight on the 17th in the US. That means you don't count that date. Since it is now 40 minutes until the end of the "Spore-Day", that means it is FIVE days. Making Woulfe's post one day a head, which coincides with the European release.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: DarkDragon on June 11, 2008, 09:23:13 pm
4 days Europe
5 days US

end of discussion.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: CosmicD on June 12, 2008, 12:48:41 am
yep, as I'm in europe :

this gets a bit psychedelic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b03N5JwfYkk

BTW, i like the way they are going to solve the changed policy situation in europe, with the coupon code if you order spore. Cause the spore site has "order spore" all over the place but it's not even on the EA site yet.

they bridged that well.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Brandonazz on June 12, 2008, 12:53:06 am
This is all very confusing.

I live in Florida. On what day at what time can I get up, go to Gamestop, and pick up the CC?
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: BBsman5 on June 12, 2008, 01:13:37 am
4 days Europe
5 days US

end of discussion.
Wait so can I download the free version when it's released in Europe when I'm in the US?
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Slartibartfast on June 12, 2008, 01:20:57 am
The free version seems to be coming out AFTER both the pay versions hit the stores.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: DarkDragon on June 12, 2008, 02:34:39 am
The free version seems to be coming out AFTER both the pay versions hit the stores.

The European EA Store Full version comes on the 16th (hour unknown).
The American EA Store Full version comes on the 17th at midnight.
The Free version will be available on www.spore.com worldwide at some time on the 17th (probably at midnight too).
The Full version also comes to www.direct2drive.com on the 18th.
The Full version hits the American stores on the 19th.

I have no idea if it's even gonna come out on stores in Europe.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: CosmicD on June 12, 2008, 03:06:27 am
addendum:

the german spore site and ea store site seems to also hint at the 19th.. I wonder why that is.

The NL version has been briefely named "wezenschepper", then they renamed it back to creature creator, but it might very well be in dutch. Maybe the german decoration translation etc is taking a bit longer because it has different name and maybe other adaptations ?
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Ciddler on June 12, 2008, 04:29:30 am
In the German amazon.de it also lists the 19th of June. The German name for the creature creator is "Spore Labor" which could be translated as "Spore Laboratory" :)
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: CosmicD on June 12, 2008, 04:33:59 am
they could find something original for the dutch translation too, but the problem is that not so much dutch terms is suitable and sounds too shallow.

Anyway, i've looked up the european sporepedia and it's still not up, it says "available on june 17", but we'll be playing with the game for a day already .

So I'm still wondering about how they technically do this: if there's one sporepedia, or a continantal one.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Woulfe on June 12, 2008, 05:14:05 am
There is a method to my madness when it comes to the Creature Creator Countdown Clock.

If you figure it out let me know....

I'll tell you if your right or not....

;)

- W -
* Wonders if folks will figure it out or not *
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Xenomorph on June 12, 2008, 06:15:24 am
And i'm still not sure my pc will run it.... :-\
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: keithn on June 12, 2008, 06:34:53 am
I know mine won't.  Yah, this is all very odd for me: this is the first time I've been excited about a game that I'm probably not even going to be getting (for a long time anyways).

Anyways, shouts to all my countdown fans!:

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/keithn_2008/four.jpg)
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Woulfe on June 12, 2008, 06:44:44 am
And i'm still not sure my pc will run it.... :-\

You'll know soon enough, unfortunately at the 11th hour it might be a bad thing.

Lucky for you that certain folks are gathering data just for this situation.

- W -
* I'd named names but then everyone would know *
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Slartibartfast on June 12, 2008, 06:58:43 am
Are we the only people that know/care the editor is coming out next week?
No other site really seems to be announcing it.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Woulfe on June 12, 2008, 07:41:12 am
Are we the only people that know/care the editor is coming out next week?
No other site really seems to be announcing it.

All the gaming site will make one on Monday I'm sure, they don't care that it's 4 days or more in some cases.

The bad thing about other sites waiting 'till the 11th hour is I see the 'pedia getting overrun because of that, making the job of archiving the files that much harder during the last 24 hours.

It'd be a lot better to make an announcement sooner to let folks trickle in, then to wait 'till the 11th hour and there be a flood of folks poking the server a lot.

To quote a certain Sci-Fi franchise "I have a bad feeling about this."

- W -
* Yes, I do have a bad feeling about this. *


Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: SouledOne on June 12, 2008, 08:31:37 am
Hmm... I'm halfway tempted to reserve this with my English card now and download it a day early and just cancelling my American reserve... Think that will work out? (going on vacation on the 17th so if I don't I might not get to play it for two weeks!  :-[ )
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: CosmicD on June 12, 2008, 08:55:07 am
hehe, i'm always checking the european site here to see if there's any evolution :) They must be preparing for it i assume.

I also heard lucky say on a gamingsteve podcasts that it will be also a good occasion to test how well the database holds when they release the creature creator :)
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: BBsman5 on June 12, 2008, 12:34:57 pm
I know mine won't.  Yah, this is all very odd for me: this is the first time I've been excited about a game that I'm probably not even going to be getting (for a long time anyways).

Anyways, shouts to all my countdown fans!:

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/keithn_2008/four.jpg)

Hey does this prove Assymetry?
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: The Time Traveller on June 12, 2008, 12:35:56 pm
Because it's bleeping assymetric!
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Bona Fide Supraman on June 12, 2008, 12:38:09 pm
Nah, it's just side on.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Neoskel on June 12, 2008, 12:48:20 pm
Wheres that big blue guy with a club for one hand and a big spiky lump coming out of one shoulder. If anybody proves asymmetry, he does.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: DarkDragon on June 12, 2008, 12:50:19 pm
That guy is from an old screenshot though, I've been scanning for signs of asymmetry on every creature uploaded to sporepedia but so far no luck.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Holiace on June 12, 2008, 01:06:01 pm
Exactly when will it be released? 00:00 EST?

00:00 GMT 0?
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Doomsday on June 12, 2008, 02:14:54 pm
Exactly when will it be released? 00:00 EST?

00:00 GMT 0?

Neither. 00:00 CDT. Central Daylight Time. It's -1 from EDT, and -5 from GMT.

If it was CST, then it would be -6 from GMT, but we are in Daylight Savings Time.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Dauntless on June 12, 2008, 03:15:01 pm
Does that mean us in the UK have to wait until 5 in the morning before we can commence the download? Ugh >:-( I'LL NEVER GET TO PLAY!!!
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Qwwe on June 12, 2008, 03:20:02 pm
Hey guys, just as a reminder for when it comes out: When naming your creature, you are naming a species... not a the actual creature...

I'm sure this has been touched on, but some of these names are starting to make me slightly unhappy.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: MTCason on June 12, 2008, 03:21:30 pm
Hey guys, just as a reminder for when it comes out: When naming your creature, you are naming a species... not a the actual creature...

I'm sure this has been touched on, but some of these names are starting to make me slightly unhappy.

Me too!  I'll be throwing out some of these when I encounter them in-game.  The experience would be a bit ruined, for instance, to see some grotesque looking species called 'Mandy Moore' coming up over the next rise.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Doomsday on June 12, 2008, 03:22:32 pm
Does that mean us in the UK have to wait until 5 in the morning before we can commence the download? Ugh >:-( I'LL NEVER GET TO PLAY!!!

You're not waiting any longer then the rest of us. We are all waiting the same time. It just releases at 5 in the morning for you, but that is only 1 in the morning for me. It's all the same. Time Zones, got to love them.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Qwwe on June 12, 2008, 03:22:49 pm
Yeah >.>.. that was the one that pushed me over the edge <.<
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: DarkDragon on June 12, 2008, 03:23:03 pm
Does that mean us in the UK have to wait until 5 in the morning before we can commence the download? Ugh >:-( I'LL NEVER GET TO PLAY!!!

6 if you're in summer time, but yeah.

Hey guys, just as a reminder for when it comes out: When naming your creature, you are naming a species... not a the actual creature...

I'm sure this has been touched on, but some of these names are starting to make me slightly unhappy.

I agree, so far most people on sporepedia:
1. Don't name their creatures properly.
2. Don't include a description.
3. Don't know how to use tags...

IT'S ANNOYING
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: gec05 on June 12, 2008, 03:49:46 pm
But these are not snooty Star Trek/Wars geeks that make these creatures, they're casual people.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: BBsman5 on June 12, 2008, 03:50:40 pm
But these are not snooty Star Trek/Wars geeks that make these creatures, they're casual people.
It'll still be annoying encountering millions of "Bobs" in my spore universe.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: DarkDragon on June 12, 2008, 03:57:40 pm
But these are not snooty Star Trek/Wars geeks that make these creatures, they're casual people.

It doesn't hurt to just quickly make up something about the creature.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: aligon on June 12, 2008, 04:13:19 pm
But these are not snooty Star Trek/Wars geeks that make these creatures, they're casual people.

It doesn't hurt to just quickly make up something about the creature.

I agree completely.
I don't want "Mike"s and "Bob"s all over my first planet, that would seriously ruin my experience for me.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: WeAreLegion on June 12, 2008, 04:57:55 pm
But these are not snooty Star Trek/Wars geeks that make these creatures, they're casual people.

It doesn't hurt to just quickly make up something about the creature.

I agree completely.
I don't want "Mike"s and "Bob"s all over my first planet, that would seriously ruin my experience for me.

I agree with your agreeing!
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Fobok on June 12, 2008, 05:05:40 pm
I'm hoping the names won't be obvious in-game unless you look at the creature cards. I'll probably create my own names for things in the stories I tell, based on what my creatures would call them.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: The Time Traveller on June 12, 2008, 05:49:49 pm
Someone said that these are casual people.  No, they're casual gamers.  That doesn't mean they're casual.  I go hardcore with my casual games.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: keithn on June 12, 2008, 06:57:34 pm
It doesn't hurt to just quickly make up something about the creature.

No, it just makes you a snooty Star Trek/Wars geek.  :P

Hmm, millions of "Bob"s.  I wonder if you can filter out certain names.

Someone said that these are casual people.  No, they're casual gamers.  That doesn't mean they're casual.  I go hardcore with my casual games.

Now my brain hurts...
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Woulfe on June 12, 2008, 09:03:43 pm
Before I hit the sack one last thing to post before I miss the chance to do so....

Creature Creator Countdown Clock V 2.0
(http://www.Furnation.com/Woulfe/Spore/500000002961.png)
(http://www.Furnation.com/Woulfe/Spore/500000002982.png)(http://www.Furnation.com/Woulfe/Spore/500000003101.png)
(R)TM(C)(P) 2008 Gaming Steve : Spore Forums : General

Useless Info : Triangles have three corners as well as three sides.
- W -
* Share and enjoy *
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: DarkDragon on June 12, 2008, 09:15:08 pm
It doesn't hurt to just quickly make up something about the creature.

No, it just makes you a snooty Star Trek/Wars geek.  :P

Hmm, millions of "Bob"s.  I wonder if you can filter out certain names.

Someone said that these are casual people.  No, they're casual gamers.  That doesn't mean they're casual.  I go hardcore with my casual games.

Now my brain hurts...

So, writting something like "The Pinky comes from the planet Pinkoria where everything is pink and they like to eat butterflies for dinner." is being a geek? FLASHNEWS TO ME
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: outlander_biz on June 12, 2008, 09:30:37 pm
so... is it wrong of me to call out of work on the day of release???  cuz I dont think so.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 12, 2008, 09:40:31 pm
Before I hit the sack one last thing to post before I miss the chance to do so....

Creature Creator Countdown Clock V 2.0
(http://www.Furnation.com/Woulfe/Spore/500000002961.png)
(http://www.Furnation.com/Woulfe/Spore/500000002982.png)(http://www.Furnation.com/Woulfe/Spore/500000003101.png)
(R)TM(C)(P) 2008 Gaming Steve : Spore Forums : General

Useless Info : Triangles have three corners as well as three sides.
- W -
* Share and enjoy *


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hoc84I3Oays
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: BBsman5 on June 12, 2008, 10:03:42 pm
Uh isn't it released in 5 days?
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Prathik on June 12, 2008, 10:15:24 pm
So wait, I live in sydney, Australia. My timezone is GMT 10+ So what exact day is it gona get released? 17th right? so is that 17th for the UK or USA? or is it the 17th for Australia as well?
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 12, 2008, 10:16:21 pm
wait, 4 days? its the 11th over here, and we have 6 days left. is europe getting the demo 2 days early as well ???
Uh isn't it released in 5 days?

Don't start that again ...
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: DarkDragon on June 12, 2008, 10:27:03 pm
NEWSFLASH

European EA Store Full Creature Creator - ??? June 16th, 2008
American EA Store Full Creature Creator - Midnight CDT (5AM GMT or 6AM GMT+DST) June 17th, 2008
www.spore.com Free Creature Creator - ??? June 17th, 2008
www.direct2drive.com Full Creature Creator - ??? June 18th, 2008
American Stores (Wal-Mart, Gamestop, etc) Full Creature Creator - Whenever those stores open on June 19th, 2008
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: BBsman5 on June 12, 2008, 10:30:39 pm
Well that's bloody unfair D=
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Doomsday on June 12, 2008, 10:30:45 pm
So wait, I live in sydney, Australia. My timezone is GMT 10+ So what exact day is it gona get released? 17th right? so is that 17th for the UK or USA? or is it the 17th for Australia as well?

The UK is getting it a day earlier than the US. Since EA hasn't said anything (you'd of gotten an email if you ordered from them) about ti being released early there, you'll get it when us Americans do. That means since you're +10 GMT, and the time zone the game is being released in is -5 GMT (or -6 England has Summer Time too). That means you'll get it at 3PM or 4PM in the afternoon.

~00:00 CDT June 17th US and Free Trial release date
+15h
=3PM

Or there about.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Gorman Conall on June 12, 2008, 10:48:53 pm
Wait..gamestops not getting it until the 19th??.

Even if you preordered?.

Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Doomsday on June 12, 2008, 10:50:51 pm
Wait..gamestops not getting it until the 19th??.

Even if you preordered?.

Depends on when they get their shipment. They may have it early. If your Gamespot calls you. mine never does. I missed my Universe at War preorder cause of that and I never did pick it up. What a waste of 5 bucks.
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: Gorman Conall on June 12, 2008, 10:54:37 pm
I payed mine off already. But my gamestop never calls.

I'm not going to be here the 17th but someone going to pick it up for me. I was hoping it would be here waiting for me the 18th when i get back. I don't want to wait until the 19th!!!.

Now i wish i had bought it on the EA store..but i like physical copys better and downloading 600 MB takes forever with my crappy download speed.

Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: Doomsday on June 12, 2008, 10:58:11 pm
I payed mine off already. But my gamestop never calls.

I'm not going to be here the 17th but someone going to pick it up for me. I was hoping it would be here waiting for me the 18th when i get back. I don't want to wait until the 19th!!!.

Now i wish i had bought it on the EA store..but i like physical copys better and downloading 600 MB takes forever with my crappy download speed.

Well for what it's worth only Wal-Mart and Target have had signs for the 19th, and they are notoriously bad with release dates for games.
Title: Re: 1 week! It's getting closer! :D
Post by: Slartibartfast on June 12, 2008, 10:59:07 pm
I know mine won't.  Yah, this is all very odd for me: this is the first time I've been excited about a game that I'm probably not even going to be getting (for a long time anyways).

Anyways, shouts to all my countdown fans!:

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/keithn_2008/four.jpg)

Hey does this prove Assymetry?
I'm not even sure if those were made in the editor.  They look more like marketing art.

If I make a creature named Bob, it will actually bob -- violently.
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: CosmicD on June 12, 2008, 11:00:07 pm
I find it a bit disconcerting that EA still didnt bill my credit card, and it's friday :P
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: Slartibartfast on June 12, 2008, 11:01:22 pm
I find it a bit disconcerting that EA still didnt bill my credit card, and it's friday :P
Don't worry, they'll bill it twice on Monday!
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 12, 2008, 11:12:14 pm
Weird, they billed mine... but that's probably because I used a temporary mastercard to pay.
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: Doomsday on June 12, 2008, 11:13:17 pm
Weird, they billed mine... but that's probably because I used a temporary mastercard to pay.

What was it before/after that? A Visa? An American Express? :P
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 12, 2008, 11:15:09 pm
Weird, they billed mine... but that's probably because I used a temporary mastercard to pay.

What was it before/after that? A Visa? An American Express? :P

Temporary as in, I don't have a credit card, so I have to go to the ATM and create a temporary virtual credit card with a certain value that I can use for online shopping  8)
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: CosmicD on June 12, 2008, 11:18:16 pm
Hehe, the things financial instances create  ... those kind of options almost don't exist here.

Belgium is generally scared and reserved towards antyhing that has "credit" in it, except to build houses. Belgian leaders that is, not the population: we're seem to be overall more progressive than our leaders nowadays.
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: Doomsday on June 12, 2008, 11:37:23 pm
Hehe, the things financial instances create  ... those kind of options almost don't exist here.

Belgium is generally scared and reserved towards antyhing that has "credit" in it, except to build houses. Belgian leaders that is, not the population: we're seem to be overall more progressive than our leaders nowadays.

Any given population, on average, is bound to be more progressive than it's leadership. Leaders desire power and fear losing it.
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: keithn on June 12, 2008, 11:53:21 pm
The number shall be...

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/keithn_2008/three.jpg)
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 13, 2008, 12:04:52 am
My EYES! The PIXELS!
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: amigang on June 13, 2008, 03:30:21 am
Cant wait any more, GIVE ME SPORE!

also notice that on file planet you can now reserve to get the demo, they must think demands going to high.
http://www.fileplanet.com/promotions/spore/index.aspx
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: The Time Traveller on June 13, 2008, 06:32:34 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxmKRyLdBho
Here.
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: Hyfrydle on June 13, 2008, 06:38:25 am
Why is it they never release these things before the weekend when most people have 2 free days to play.

When it comes out next week most people will be in work and only designing creatures in the evening.
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: Yannick on June 13, 2008, 06:42:12 am
Yeah, I'd love virtual credit cards, because real credit cards are just plain suckage. I wish more sites add paybycash so we can use a wally card to pay stuff.
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: Doomsday on June 13, 2008, 06:45:20 am
Why is it they never release these things before the weekend when most people have 2 free days to play.

When it comes out next week most people will be in work and only designing creatures in the evening.

Because if there are any problems with the Servers or and Critical Issues that need immediate attention (like some missed glitch/bug that causes the game to be unstable on most systems or to not work right), there would be no developers working to fix it as quick as possible. It would have to wait until Monday morning, in which case a lot of people would be pissed. At least in theory, that's one reason it gets released in the middle of the week. Another is because it's an attempt to get people into stores during the week, as it's generally quiet on weekdays and weekends can be insane.
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: Ichthyostega on June 13, 2008, 07:59:11 am
I preordered the Creature Creator in GameStop. If I don't get it by June 17th I'll be mad!
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 13, 2008, 09:08:39 am
I'm sure it will be very easy to get the free version on the 16th in the Americas, tons of people will be uploading it. There's no guilt in downloading it either, because they are giving it away for free.

Its probably been talked about before, but I can't be bothered to look through 50 pages.

The only version coming on the 16th is the Full CC version (in Europe) and if people upload that it is piracy. The free version is only coming on the 17th independently of continent/country along with the Full American CC.
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: Doomsday on June 13, 2008, 09:09:47 am
I'm sure it will be very easy to get the free version on the 16th in the Americas, tons of people will be uploading it. There's no guilt in downloading it either, because they are giving it away for free.

Its probably been talked about before, but I can't be bothered to look through 50 pages.

Free version is out the 17th everywhere. Only paid version is out early.
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: Evildude on June 13, 2008, 09:10:24 am
Yikes, my bad. Nevermind then.
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: CosmicD on June 13, 2008, 09:17:17 am
also, making sure that ppl see i wasn't implying to upload the full, but the demo cc to my server :P (a thought can become a rumor very quickly)
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 13, 2008, 09:25:24 am
also, making sure that ppl see i wasn't implying to upload the full, but the demo cc to my server :P (a thought can become a rumor very quickly)

Post the link on the Free CC Mirrors thread when you upload it.
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: vonboy on June 13, 2008, 09:32:21 am
so, do ya'll think that when the free demo comes out, there will be enough bandwidth to cover all the people downloading it the first few hours?
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: eropS on June 13, 2008, 09:50:37 am
No
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: CosmicD on June 13, 2008, 10:26:21 am
internet itself will grind to a halt :P
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: Bona Fide Supraman on June 13, 2008, 10:34:14 am
OMG they broke the internet!
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: martyk on June 13, 2008, 02:28:50 pm
Hokay, methinks I'm going to try my best to stay away from the Spore forums till such time that I have the editor.  Reading about all this stuff is making me sad that it's still 4 days away.
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: Absinth on June 13, 2008, 02:35:42 pm
OMG they broke the internet!

"Service Temporarily Unavailable

The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance downtime or capacity problems. Please try again later."

It just happened!  :P
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: Evil Weasel on June 13, 2008, 02:41:02 pm
It's close and I'm back. Last time I posted was May 18 2006. Wow.

Wait a sec...haha suckers! You all sat around on this forum and painfully waited whereas I stopped posting for 2 years, forgot about it as much as possible, then remembered just as the CC release was announced.  :)
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: Woulfe on June 13, 2008, 06:59:45 pm
It's close and I'm back. Last time I posted was May 18 2006. Wow.

Wait a sec...haha suckers! You all sat around on this forum and painfully waited whereas I stopped posting for 2 years, forgot about it as much as possible, then remembered just as the CC release was announced.  :)

I mostly lurked and posted once in a blue moon.
After the 'pedia was opened I became more active.

- W -
* shrugs *
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: Woulfe on June 13, 2008, 07:42:15 pm
Oh look it must be that time again.....

Creature Creator Countdown Clock V 2.0
(http://www.Furnation.com/Woulfe/Spore/500000003181.png)(http://www.Furnation.com/Woulfe/Spore/500000003182.png)
(R) TM (C) (P) 2008 Gaming Steve - Spore Forum - General -

Sing-along-time : T - 4 - 2 - 2 - 4 - T

- W -
* Wonder what image he'll use for ONE ? *
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: Uroboros on June 13, 2008, 08:24:27 pm
It's close and I'm back. Last time I posted was May 18 2006. Wow.

Wait a sec...haha suckers! You all sat around on this forum and painfully waited whereas I stopped posting for 2 years, forgot about it as much as possible, then remembered just as the CC release was announced.  :)
Not so fast there, you dont get out of this so easily! After you've milked the CC for all you can get, you'll be sat around painfully waiting for these last few months. Tick tock tick tock! :3
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: Evil Weasel on June 13, 2008, 08:56:09 pm
Aw crud...that's true. But still, 3 months is better than 3 years.  ;D
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 13, 2008, 09:47:53 pm
Oh look it must be that time again.....

Creature Creator Countdown Clock V 2.0
(http://www.Furnation.com/Woulfe/Spore/500000003181.png)(http://www.Furnation.com/Woulfe/Spore/500000003182.png)
(R) TM (C) (P) 2008 Gaming Steve - Spore Forum - General -

Sing-along-time : T - 4 - 2 - 2 - 4 - T

- W -
* Wonder what image he'll use for ONE ? *

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpg4ax_8n5A
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: Xenomorph on June 13, 2008, 11:21:43 pm
damn i really need it now too! >:(
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 13, 2008, 11:23:17 pm
The free one shall keep me busy for 2 more days, then I'll have the whole package :D
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: Slartibartfast on June 13, 2008, 11:25:59 pm
I pre-ordered from amazon and the tracker says it should be here Monday.  :o 
Why are they lying to me?
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: 7 who ate 9 on June 14, 2008, 12:35:41 am
Did it all ready come out or something? Where can I buy it?
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: Slartibartfast on June 14, 2008, 12:41:33 am
Did it all ready come out or something? Where can I buy it?
Pirates.   :(
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 14, 2008, 12:51:10 am
Jesus christ, when will people READ. It came with the DVD of a UK Magazine and someone uploaded it, how is that piracy? just because it was on a torrent? You know torrents are not necessarily illegal... right?
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: 7 who ate 9 on June 14, 2008, 01:00:16 am
Well, where will a be able to buy it?
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: CosmicD on June 14, 2008, 11:30:49 pm
hehe, cool how suddenly the countdown topic has all been abandoned with all this trial editor hype :)

Anyway, i see something weird on the US site:

Status:  Pre-Release Wed Jun 18 12:00:00 CDT 2008;

http://eastore.ea.com/DRHM/servlet/ControllerServlet?Action=DisplayProductDetailsPage&SiteID=ea&Locale=en_US&Env=BASE&productID=96890600

and on the european site it's still:

Status:  Pre-release 17/06/2008;
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: Slartibartfast on June 14, 2008, 11:35:24 pm
They pushed it back a day.   :(
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: DaMuncha on June 15, 2008, 12:35:47 am
I cant wait... three days. Why is every1 getting to play before me, this is sooo unfair :(

:D




Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: Woulfe on June 15, 2008, 04:38:32 am

I guess folks are waiting for this to happen so we can post a lot of you tube links afterwards.



Full Version Creature Creator Countdown Clock
(http://www.Furnation.com/Woulfe/Spore/500000006182.png)
(R) TM (C) (P) 2008 Gaming Steve Spore Forums General



Sing along time : One is the loneliest, One is the loneliest, Number one is the loneliest number that you ever knew.

- W -
* Who's ready for the full version now that he's had a small taste of it *


Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 15, 2008, 06:40:52 am

I guess folks are waiting for this to happen so we can post a lot of you tube links afterwards.



Full Version Creature Creator Countdown Clock
(http://www.Furnation.com/Woulfe/Spore/500000006182.png)
(R) TM (C) (P) 2008 Gaming Steve Spore Forums General



Sing along time : One is the loneliest, One is the loneliest, Number one is the loneliest number that you ever knew.

- W -
* Who's ready for the full version now that he's had a small taste of it *




Sory no 1 Sesame Street Pinball today. There was no 1 video. :(
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: Doomsday on June 15, 2008, 09:00:46 am
It was delayed for the US. I got an email saying THE 18th! That's when I work damn it. I have off the 17th and the 16th. Now Europe really will have it two days early. Oh well I'll guess I'll revel in the offline mode of the demo.

Thank you for ordering on EA Store (US). The date when the product that you Pre-Ordered will be released has been changed. The product listed below will now be available on June 18, 2008

Edit:

"Dear "Stupid Piece of Lard",

Order ID:
Product ID:
Product Name: SPORE™ Creature Creator Complete
If you have further questions regarding your order, please visit http://www.eastore.com and click on the Customer Service link located near the top of the page.

Please note: This e-mail message was sent from a notification-only address that cannot accept incoming e-mail. Please visit http://support.ea.com to submit any further questions.

Sincerely,

EA Store (US)Customer Service"
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: Woulfe on June 15, 2008, 09:37:11 am

I guess folks are waiting for this to happen so we can post a lot of you tube links afterwards.



Full Version Creature Creator Countdown Clock
(http://www.Furnation.com/Woulfe/Spore/500000006182.png)
(R) TM (C) (P) 2008 Gaming Steve Spore Forums General



Sing along time : One is the loneliest, One is the loneliest, Number one is the loneliest number that you ever knew.

- W -
* Who's ready for the full version now that he's had a small taste of it *




Sory no 1 Sesame Street Pinball today. There was no 1 video. :(

There's also no 1 School house rock video as well.

I'm sure well find something tho'

- W -
* meh *

Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: Woulfe on June 15, 2008, 10:27:41 am
Found this at least.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ku2rMVVXtI

Thank you Three Dog Night.

- W -
* smirks *
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: Logan Felipe on June 15, 2008, 10:44:14 am
1 European/2 U.S. Days (not sure when canada, mexico, or any of the south american countries get it...)
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: Ciddler on June 15, 2008, 10:45:15 am
3 German days ;_;
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: Woulfe on June 15, 2008, 10:55:05 am
Got to figure out what we need for the last 24 hrs in this thread.

Or should there be a new thread for the last 24 hrs ?

- W -
* Pondering *

Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: Amazingchi on June 15, 2008, 11:01:12 am
11 Hours til release...
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: Absinth on June 15, 2008, 11:08:43 am
I know what i will need the last hours...
... Valium!
I love the trial version, but i really can't wait to get the full version.

A new thread sounds good for the last hours.
The only problem is nobody knows with certainty when it will be available now.
Some say it's delayed 1 day for the US version, anyway i didn't see a mail yet for the European version so that seems to be in time still.
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: CosmicD on June 15, 2008, 11:14:21 am
it's 4 hours till midnight, if nothing happens on eadm then, I bet it won't also at 9 am in the morning.. then the 16th will be merely a "start up day" for ea :)
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: Absinth on June 15, 2008, 11:20:55 am
it's 4 hours till midnight, if nothing happens on eadm then, I bet it won't also at 9 am in the morning.. then the 16th will be merely a "start up day" for ea :)

I thought it was 6 am that they would make it available.
No complaints from me when they do at midnight! 
I'm looking every second at the download manager now. :D
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: CosmicD on June 15, 2008, 11:21:44 am
oh, i didn't see that anywyhere (6 am that is)... could have overlooked soemthing
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: Absinth on June 15, 2008, 11:24:18 am
No there wasn't mentioned a hour in the mails, but i thought with the timezones it would be 6 am here.
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: Rct2mad on June 15, 2008, 11:36:01 am
http://eastore.ea.com/store/eaemea/en_GB/DisplayProductDetailsPage&productID=96890600
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: Absinth on June 15, 2008, 11:45:18 am
Yeah the dutch version also had this date, but we got a email stating that we would get it the 16th, although they never changed the date.
Not once but twice we got such a mail (last one Friday).
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: Rct2mad on June 15, 2008, 12:35:43 pm
Well I'm going to try and download on the 16th anyway. The email that I got when I ordered it today said download on the 16th. So now I'm confused.
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: CosmicD on June 15, 2008, 12:40:35 pm
No there wasn't mentioned a hour in the mails, but i thought with the timezones it would be 6 am here.

right I know why you would think that now, but since the release day itself wouldn't be the same in the us as in europe, you wouldn't also have to count time zone hours.

well, none the less this is all exciting, when o when will it be released :P
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: CosmicD on June 15, 2008, 03:01:35 pm
7 european, 2 american days now :P
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: Miclee on June 15, 2008, 03:08:41 pm
Only a few days...
Dangit... how do I sign up on the Sporepedia??
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: Woulfe on June 15, 2008, 03:11:00 pm
I thought the UK was getting it earlier.

There goes our countdown clock thread :p

- W -
* meh *
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: CosmicD on June 15, 2008, 03:13:39 pm
it's a count up clock thread now :)
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: Absinth on June 15, 2008, 03:15:33 pm
There goes our countdown clock thread :p

Had the same thought.
We can always try to collect the sporepedia creatures again to shorten the time.  :D 
It's only 13000 that we miss. :P
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: Woulfe on June 15, 2008, 03:24:53 pm
Uhm.....

How about.....

NO !

- W -
* Shakes his head back and forth *
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: Pixxel on June 15, 2008, 03:32:39 pm
I'm totally gonna get the full version :D

The trial was/is awesome. WW and Co sure has done a great job ^^
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: The Time Traveller on June 15, 2008, 03:56:08 pm
It would be cool if they had all 13000+ creatures in the full version on the disk.
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on June 15, 2008, 03:57:40 pm
Alright! Yahtzee AND Spore CC!
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 15, 2008, 06:48:45 pm
And with the delays we're counting up now :P
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: Woulfe on June 15, 2008, 08:21:54 pm
Unfortunately.... yes

-  W -
* Sigh *
 

P.S. Had the delay not happen this post WOULD of been for the start of the last 24 hours and I would of posted a cool you tube link or something other then this boring message right here.
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: rob on June 15, 2008, 08:39:34 pm
Thank you for ordering on Electronic Arts BV. The date when the product that you Pre-Ordered will be released has been changed.
The product listed below will now be available on 22 June 2008

Product Name: SPORE? Creature Creator

Not sure why but European put back again.
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 15, 2008, 08:57:55 pm
I'm still hopping it's a mistake and waiting until 6AM, then if it's not out I'll go sleep.
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: Martham112 on June 15, 2008, 08:59:31 pm
Me too! Except I went to sleep with my noisy computer on, had a dream about getting it, waking up and 4:30 then staying up. That dream though...Stupid nighttime visions.
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: CosmicD on June 15, 2008, 11:35:55 pm
rofl talking about having a dream about the spore rlease ... already said that in another thread, but that's just plain wacky :). it was more like a lucid dream really.

I wonder if a psychologist would be on this forum what he would say, or other peoplewould just say "get a life", :)

Anyway, i already was afraid that it's being delayed so long because if you go and look at the spore site for europe, it's not ready (that's one of the reasons)
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: Amazingchi on June 15, 2008, 11:43:32 pm
rofl talking about having a dream about the spore rlease ... already said that in another thread, but that's just plain wacky :). it was more like a lucid dream really.

I wonder if a psychologist would be on this forum what he would say, or other peoplewould just say "get a life", :)

Anyway, i already was afraid that it's being delayed so long because if you go and look at the spore site for europe, it's not ready (that's one of the reasons)

Mine just keeps going to the American site... and I can't find a button to take you to a language page.
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: Woulfe on June 16, 2008, 09:23:18 am
US Full Version Creature Creator Countdown Clock V 2.0
Unplanned Hold In Countdown - We Are Currently Experiencing Technical Difficulties - Please Stand By
(R) TM (C) (P) 2008 Gaming Steve Spore Forums General


NASA usually has planned holds in the countdown, we don't however, but what can you do ?

- W -
* Currently in a holding pattern over who knows where *
Title: Re: 3 European / 4 American Days - Almost here!!!
Post by: Rct2mad on June 16, 2008, 09:34:54 am
rofl talking about having a dream about the spore rlease ... already said that in another thread, but that's just plain wacky :). it was more like a lucid dream really.

I wonder if a psychologist would be on this forum what he would say, or other peoplewould just say "get a life", :)

Anyway, i already was afraid that it's being delayed so long because if you go and look at the spore site for europe, it's not ready (that's one of the reasons)

Mine just keeps going to the American site... and I can't find a button to take you to a language page.
http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=12783.0 (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=12783.0)
On this page  :)
Title: Re: < 1 European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 16, 2008, 09:38:31 am
Europe: 6 hours and 21 minutes in case it's released at midnight GMT.
Title: Re: < 1 European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: Amazingchi on June 16, 2008, 09:41:55 am
Europe: 6 hours and 21 minutes in case it's released at midnight GMT.

Add 6 hours to it, I think for some reason they've put the release in CDT for us Europeans -.-'
Title: Re: < 1 European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: Woulfe on June 16, 2008, 10:00:07 am
Europe: 6 hours and 21 minutes in case it's released at midnight GMT.

Add 6 hours to it, I think for some reason they've put the release in CDT for us Europeans -.-'

That's just lovely, isn't it ?

- W -
* sighs *

P.S. I used to know which one was greater then and which one was less than.
Title: Re: < 1 European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: Doomsday on June 16, 2008, 11:45:07 am
Europe: 6 hours and 21 minutes in case it's released at midnight GMT.

Add 6 hours to it, I think for some reason they've put the release in CDT for us Europeans -.-'

That's just lovely, isn't it ?

- W -
* sighs *

P.S. I used to know which one was greater then and which one was less than.

Just do this: <=> Greater than, Equal to, or Less than ;)
Title: Re: < 1 European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: Fobok on June 16, 2008, 12:14:17 pm
Just do this: <=> Greater than, Equal to, or Less than ;)

Except you got the names backwards. :) I was taught to tell by the facing of the larger side. If 2 > 1 for example. The bigger side of the arrow is greater than the smaller size. Thus, 2 is greater than one. 1 < 2 is the same thing, but because you read from left to right, it reads as 1 is less than 2.
Title: Re: < 1 European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: WeAreLegion on June 16, 2008, 12:47:08 pm
But the free version is opening up again for everyone tomorrow, correct?
Title: Re: < 1 European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: Logan Felipe on June 16, 2008, 12:48:57 pm
But the free version is opening up again for everyone tomorrow, correct?

according to spore.com it is... (http://www.spore.com/trial)
Title: Re: < 1 European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: WeAreLegion on June 16, 2008, 12:51:59 pm
But the free version is opening up again for everyone tomorrow, correct?

according to spore.com it is... (http://www.spore.com/trial)

That is what I though, thanks!
Title: Re: < 1 European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: Holiace on June 16, 2008, 01:14:30 pm
Come back on the 17th = 1 hour and 45 minutes for me...

I guess it's gonna be like another 20 hours for us...
Title: Re: < 1 European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: Woulfe on June 16, 2008, 01:26:32 pm
So the old countdown is good for the Free version as today would be the last 24 hours for that.
I guess I could replace the one I have on my system for one that's more official like.

I hope they are working on a patch as well, to cure problems people were having with it.
So, in a round about way having it leaked was good to catch these issues before release day.

After all one of things that was installed was an EA auto updater program thingy.
So at least one more day to get sick of the limited version of the SCC ;)

- W -
* Laughs *

Title: Re: < 1 European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: Cosmosis on June 16, 2008, 01:41:33 pm
Do you think it'll come out on the local 00:00?
Title: Re: < 1 European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: CosmicD on June 16, 2008, 01:44:16 pm
we'll see in 1h 15m :) We can set a theoretical countdown clock :)
Title: Re: < 1 European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: vonboy on June 16, 2008, 01:47:21 pm
could somebody post one of those countdown clocks from one of those websites, and repost in every few post or so?
Title: Re: < 1 European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: Woulfe on June 16, 2008, 01:50:56 pm
Do you think it'll come out on the local 00:00?

Only one thing to do, check Spore.com at midnight tonight and see what happens.

Or midnight California time as that's where Maxis / EA is located.

- W -
* Guessing *

Title: Re: < 1 European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: CosmicD on June 16, 2008, 01:56:15 pm
But if it's coming out in the US at the 18th, then our sporepedia in europe should be active earlier no ?

that would be t - 1 hours 4 mins
or in case that it's CA time 8 am UK time / 9 am CET
Title: Re: < 1 European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: Cosmosis on June 16, 2008, 02:00:08 pm
Just to be sure.. When it is released (and you've preordered through EA Store) the download will appear in the Download Manager automatically, correct?
Title: Re: < 1 European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: Logan Felipe on June 16, 2008, 02:01:33 pm
quick note; this forum's clock is on CA time. so the free trial will come out 12:00 am june 17th forum time as well (unless they mean the morning of the 17th and not midnight of the 16th).

Title: Re: < 1 European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: Woulfe on June 16, 2008, 02:04:34 pm
But if it's coming out in the US at the 18th, then our sporepedia in europe should be active earlier no ?

that would be t - 1 hours 4 mins
or in case that it's CA time 8 am UK time / 9 am CET

The Full Version is the 18th
(the one everyone wants to play with)
The 'Free' Version can be downloaded the 17th
(the one folks are getting sick of playing with)
The 'pedia will be reopened the 17th as well
(people want to upload what they've made still)

That's what we've been told anyway.

- W -
* Understand now ? *
Title: Re: < 1 European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on June 16, 2008, 02:05:34 pm
But I dont want the leaked free one, I want the regular free one! >:(
Title: Re: < 1 European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: Logan Felipe on June 16, 2008, 02:07:30 pm
But I dont want the leaked free one, I want the regular free one! >:(

The regular free one is the one coming out on the 17th...
Title: Re: < 1 European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: CosmicD on June 16, 2008, 02:09:19 pm
I guess suming up all these hypothetical counters won't help :). I'm going to stay up 2 more hours and then I'm gonna sleep and tomorrow the quest for spore cc release continues :)
Title: Re: < 1 European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: Absinth on June 16, 2008, 02:13:24 pm
I'm just looking at my email box, i expect a mail any minute now: "The product you ordered is delayed..."  :P
Title: Re: < 1 European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on June 16, 2008, 02:13:47 pm
But I dont want the leaked free one, I want the regular free one! >:(

The regular free one is the one coming out on the 17th...


Thanks for stating the blatently obvious, I totaly didn't know that already and I swear it wasn't the point of my arguement. :-\
Title: Re: < 1 European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: MTCason on June 16, 2008, 02:14:56 pm
I don't know how the European EA Store lists things, but here in the States, times are given in CDT which is one hour behind the East Coast.  12 PM on Wednesday, which is when the full CC is supposed to be released here, would be 11 AM EDT.
Title: Re: < 1 European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: CosmicD on June 16, 2008, 02:17:07 pm
I'm afraid it's going to be a bit like this as well.. 12 @ noon tomorrow :)
Title: Re: < 1 European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: Woulfe on June 16, 2008, 02:21:56 pm
Let me clear things up by reediting my post right here and now -

The Official Full Version comes to stores on the 18th
(the one everyone wants to play with still)
The Official Free Version can be downloaded from www.Spore.com the 17th
(the one folks are getting sick of playing with even though it's only been out a few days)
The Official 'pedia will be reopened the 17th as well
(people want to upload what they've made with the unofficial free version still)

That's what we've been told anyway.

- W -
* Understand now ? *

There, is that better or should I give up tying to explain this in English and try slang instead ?
Title: Re: < 1 European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on June 16, 2008, 02:23:24 pm
(the one folks are getting sick of playing with even though it's been out a few days)


What have been saying is this: I did NOT download the leaked one, so don't give EA ideas about delaying the free one.
Title: Re: < 1 European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: Woulfe on June 16, 2008, 02:25:32 pm
(the one folks are getting sick of playing with even though it's been out a few days)


What have been saying is this: I did NOT download the leaked one, so don't give EA ideas about delaying the free one.

It's a joke, I'd rather have the one from www.Spore.com as well, the leaked one has issues.

- W -
* sigh *
Title: Re: < 1 European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: Plank of Wood on June 16, 2008, 02:27:22 pm
(the one folks are getting sick of playing with even though it's been out a few days)


What have been saying is this: I did NOT download the leaked one, so don't give EA ideas about delaying the free one.

It's a joke, I'd rather have the one from www.Spore.com as well, the leaked one has issues.

- W -
* sigh *


 :)
Title: Re: < 1 European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: Robertbobby91 on June 16, 2008, 02:32:04 pm
wait, why do those people have avatars of their creature?
Title: Re: < 1 European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: Woulfe on June 16, 2008, 02:35:01 pm
wait, why do those people have avatars of their creature?

Hint : It's the internet.....

Title: Re: < 1 European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: Cosmosis on June 16, 2008, 03:04:58 pm
at midnight spore.com crashed... anyone else experiencing the same?
Title: Re: < 1 European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: Absinth on June 16, 2008, 03:06:16 pm
They are probably changing the site for the release in Europe now.
Title: Re: < 1 European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: Woulfe on June 16, 2008, 03:07:39 pm
Updating it I bet, dang someone beat me to the punch.

- W -
* What they said up there *

Title: Re: < 1 European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: xirtap on June 16, 2008, 03:08:03 pm
at midnight spore.com crashed... anyone else experiencing the same?

The american spore.com works fine, but it's the eu.spore.com that isn't working. Hopefully it's not because of a massive surge of people demanding the creature creator.
Title: Re: < 1 European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: Cosmosis on June 16, 2008, 03:08:33 pm
I hope they're preparing, but nothing seem changed.. We still can't download it..
Title: Re: < 1 European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: The_Kev on June 16, 2008, 03:11:25 pm
Well there was a change... I can't log in anymore on the Europe Spore site.
Title: Re: < 1 European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: Woulfe on June 16, 2008, 03:12:04 pm
Going by the clock on the wall....

US Full CC Release - 1 19:49:10 (days hours : minuets : seconds)

- W -
* It's gonna be a long week *

Title: Re: < 1 European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: Cosmosis on June 16, 2008, 03:13:05 pm
It's down again
Title: Re: < 1 European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: Woulfe on June 16, 2008, 03:14:43 pm
It's down again


Somethings up then.

Perhaps overload from folks refreshing the page to see if it's the 17th yet.

- W -
* Meh *
Title: Re: < 1 European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: CosmicD on June 16, 2008, 03:15:58 pm
lool, it's like the milennium bug but for spore :P i'm actually happy it crashes, that means at least something's happenign and things get better :)
Title: Re: < 1 European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: Logan Felipe on June 16, 2008, 03:17:27 pm
unless they're updating the website image to say "come back on the 22nd!" instead of "come back on the 17th". :(
Title: Re: < 1 European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: The_Kev on June 16, 2008, 03:18:15 pm
Well the site is up again... How long will this go on?
Title: Re: < 1 European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: Cosmosis on June 16, 2008, 03:18:59 pm
@ CosmicD - I KNOW! That's what i'm feeling.. Now i just hope that the downloadable versions are comming out - both the trial AND the preordered full version on EA Store..
Title: Re: < 1 European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: CosmicD on June 16, 2008, 03:19:14 pm
...without changes :( :P
Title: Re: < 1 European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: Absinth on June 16, 2008, 03:19:23 pm
I also hope they didn't mean 17th at 11:59 pm.  :P
Title: Re: < 1 European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: The_Kev on June 16, 2008, 03:22:15 pm
This is weird, after the crash I can't login anymore. If I press "Log in" it just refreshes the page... ???
I don't hope that's the only thing that has changed.


Come on! Crash again! :P
Title: Re: < 1 European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: Cosmosis on June 16, 2008, 03:29:27 pm
I can't login also :(
Title: Re: < 1 European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: Woulfe on June 16, 2008, 03:33:56 pm
Try again at 12 noon on the 17th here in the US / California

Something tells me folks are jumping the gun too soon.

- W -
* Shakes his head *
 
Title: Re: < 1 European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: CosmicD on June 16, 2008, 03:36:01 pm
that would mean 8 pm for us, what kind of a release day is that then :) :PP (hehe, i'm just tired)
Title: Re: < 1 European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: Woulfe on June 16, 2008, 03:43:27 pm
that would mean 8 pm for us, what kind of a release day is that then :) :PP (hehe, i'm just tired)

Point is, it's still the 17th, right ?

- W -
* shrugs *
Title: Re: < 1 European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: CosmicD on June 16, 2008, 03:45:32 pm
lool, indeed, 11:59:59 is too :)
Title: Re: < 1 European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: Orly on June 16, 2008, 03:46:02 pm
here's the reason you can't login:
Quote
Sat June 14, 2008
News Flash
The Registration/Login and sharing access for the Spore Creature Creator Free Trial will be available on our official release date, June 17. If you are trying to access these online features in a version of the Free Trial that you currently have, please try again on the 17th.
this also explains the "not being able to share my creatures" thing...
Title: Re: 8 minutes European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 16, 2008, 03:52:34 pm
Even worse, I updated EA DM and now Spore CC quits on start up <_<

8 minutes, I hope.
Title: Re: 8 minutes European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: Absinth on June 16, 2008, 03:55:52 pm
Good thing i didn't update the eadm yet, i hope for you they don't delay it anymore.
Title: Re: 8 minutes European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: xirtap on June 16, 2008, 03:57:01 pm
Even worse, I updated EA DM and now Spore CC quits on start up <_<

8 minutes, I hope.

If they are releasing it at 00:00:00 CDT, won't it be out at 06:00:00 in most places in Europe? I believe CDT is -5 GMT.

Edit: Spore CC works fine here after EA DM update ^^
Title: Re: 4 minutes European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: Woulfe on June 16, 2008, 03:58:32 pm
2 min warning for UK ?

- W -
* shrugs *

Update : Okay, it's like 5:00PM MST so it should be midnight in the UK by now, so what's up ?

Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: CosmicD on June 16, 2008, 04:01:39 pm
lol.. poof
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: Woulfe on June 16, 2008, 04:02:51 pm
lol.. poof

Let me guess the site went NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO like Darth Vader ?

- W -
* shrugs *
Title: Re: 8 minutes European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: Ciddler on June 16, 2008, 04:03:07 pm
If they are releasing it at 00:00:00 CDT, won't it be out at 06:00:00 in most places in Europe? I believe CDT is -5 GMT.

Indeed. 00:00:00 CDT is

06:00:00 in London and (BST)
07:00:00 in Berlin (CET)
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: Absinth on June 16, 2008, 04:03:16 pm
Didn't Einstein say "Time is relative"?
I can say to that now "Not if you're waiting!!!".
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 16, 2008, 04:03:44 pm
As in, nothing yet. No trial on the site and no email... AND NOW MY TRIAL IS NOT WORKING AND IMMA GONNA CHARGE MY LAZER FREAK OUT!

By the way, using american time to release European stuff makes no sense.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: Woulfe on June 16, 2008, 04:06:16 pm
As in, nothing yet. No trial on the site and no email... AND NOW MY TRIAL IS NOT WORKING AND IMMA GONNA CHARGE MY LAZER FREAK OUT!

Somewhere in the UK

Tech Guy : No you fool you leaned on the wrong button, that's the destroy the internet button, not the update the website button.....

Button Pusher : Oops
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: BlueSabor on June 16, 2008, 04:07:29 pm
lol.. poof

lol
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v714/PWH/Fun/Cloud1.jpg)
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 2 American Days!!!
Post by: Woulfe on June 16, 2008, 04:09:22 pm
lol.. poof

lol
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v714/PWH/Fun/Cloud1.jpg)

Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo....

Pretty....

No, don't look directly into the mushroom cloud with your remaining eye....

Aw, crud, NOW you tell me....

- W -
* I think I see Indiana Jones in a fridge in there somewhere *

Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Harvestfreak on June 16, 2008, 04:10:42 pm
Uhhh ohh looks like SkyNet has just been turned on!

(http://steelturman.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/skynet.JPG)

Get to the Underground bunkers NAU!
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 16, 2008, 04:11:02 pm
In other news, I can play the trial again now.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: CosmicD on June 16, 2008, 04:11:22 pm
yep, that.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Andrew Ryan on June 16, 2008, 04:11:35 pm
Yay!!!
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: CosmicD on June 16, 2008, 04:12:08 pm
while we wait:

http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=3eZBevXohCI
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Woulfe on June 16, 2008, 04:12:39 pm
Uhhh ohh looks like SkyNet has just been turned on!

(http://steelturman.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/skynet.JPG)

Get to the Underground bunkers NAU!

So that was LA under that mushroom, should of known.

- W -
* Watched way too many movies *

P.S. Still nothing there UK folks ?
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: MageLite on June 16, 2008, 04:23:54 pm
It's half twelve in the morning. Did you really expect EA to have some poor sleepless bloke ready to upload it on the stroke of midnight?
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: vonboy on June 16, 2008, 04:25:00 pm
they could of just had it set up to upload automatically at midnight.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: BlueSabor on June 16, 2008, 04:25:40 pm
Yes, Nightshift..lol
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Woulfe on June 16, 2008, 04:26:15 pm
It's half twelve in the morning. Did you really expect EA to have some poor sleepless bloke ready to upload it on the stroke of midnight?

He doesn't have to be there in person to do it, this is the 21st century you know.

- W -
* I wasn't the only one suggesting it would be there at 00:00:00 *
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Holiace on June 16, 2008, 04:27:29 pm
When do you think it'll be released? 17 hours?
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 16, 2008, 04:28:26 pm
I hope they do it soon... :\
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Woulfe on June 16, 2008, 04:30:54 pm
When do you think it'll be released? 17 hours?

In England ?

Not a clue.

In the US 1 day 18 hours 29 mins 30 seconds

- W -
* Countdown clock on desktop *
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: martyk on June 16, 2008, 04:31:13 pm
By my calculations, if it's comming out at 0 hours GMT, then it's 5.5 hours away.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Holiace on June 16, 2008, 04:33:10 pm
By my calculations, if it's comming out at 0 hours GMT, then it's 5.5 hours away.

0 hours GMT was 33 minutes ago...
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Woulfe on June 16, 2008, 04:34:36 pm
By my calculations, if it's comming out at 0 hours GMT, then it's 5.5 hours away.

0 hours GMT was 33 minutes ago...

And counting....

- W -
* Heh *
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: xirtap on June 16, 2008, 04:34:57 pm
By my calculations, if it's comming out at 0 hours GMT, then it's 5.5 hours away.

0 hours GMT was 33 minutes ago...

It's coming out 00:00:00 CDT. Not GMT.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 16, 2008, 04:35:15 pm
By my calculations, if it's comming out at 0 hours GMT, then it's 5.5 hours away.

Your calculations are wrong. That's 0 hours CDT.

By my calculations, if it's comming out at 0 hours GMT, then it's 5.5 hours away.

0 hours GMT was 33 minutes ago...

It's coming out 00:00:00 CDT. Not GMT.

The US one is 0 hours CDT
The European EA Store doesn't say a time.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Holiace on June 16, 2008, 04:35:42 pm
By my calculations, if it's comming out at 0 hours GMT, then it's 5.5 hours away.

Your calculations are wrong. That's 0 hours CDT.

Really? I live in Sweden (+1 GMT)
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 16, 2008, 04:36:39 pm
By my calculations, if it's comming out at 0 hours GMT, then it's 5.5 hours away.

Your calculations are wrong. That's 0 hours CDT.

Really? I live in Sweden (+1 GMT)

So it's 1:36AM there now, right?
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: xirtap on June 16, 2008, 04:44:05 pm
The US one is 0 hours CDT
The European EA Store doesn't say a time.

From the first email I got: "pre-ordered release date: Mon Jun 16 00:00:00 CDT 2008". They have only changed the day, not the time.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Woulfe on June 16, 2008, 04:51:43 pm
I'm sorry to ask this, but, WTF is CDT ?

I know EST means Eastern Standard Time
I know CST means Central Standard Time
I know MST means Mountain Standard Time
I know WST means Western Standard Time

- W -
* They never taught me any others in Elementary school in the 1970's *
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: xirtap on June 16, 2008, 04:54:39 pm
I'm sorry to ask this, but, WTF is CDT ?

I know EST means Eastern Standard Time
I know CST means Central Standard Time
I know MST means Mountain Standard Time
I know WST means Western Standard Time

- W -
* They never taught me any others in Elementary school in the 1970's *

CDT stands for Central Daylight Time and is used in America. Why they use American timezones in European emails can only be explained by poor service from EA.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: vbGamer on June 16, 2008, 04:54:52 pm
I'm sorry to ask this, but, WTF is CDT ?

I know EST means Eastern Standard Time
I know CST means Central Standard Time
I know MST means Mountain Standard Time
I know WST means Western Standard Time

- W -
* They never taught me any others in Elementary school in the 1970's *

D = Daylight.

Where's no "Western" - it's Pacific.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: WeAreLegion on June 16, 2008, 04:55:08 pm
Good luck guys I hope you get it!!!
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Holiace on June 16, 2008, 05:02:38 pm
By my calculations, if it's comming out at 0 hours GMT, then it's 5.5 hours away.

Your calculations are wrong. That's 0 hours CDT.

Really? I live in Sweden (+1 GMT)

So it's 1:36AM there now, right?

Yup, it was.

Now it's 02:02
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: huggkruka on June 16, 2008, 05:04:02 pm
It's past 00:00 GMT now... where is it? Does someone know for sure what time zone they're referring to when the say the 17th?
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Woulfe on June 16, 2008, 05:04:15 pm
Well, if that's the case.....

It's only 7PM CDT right now, not 00:00:00

You still have....

5 More hours 'till 00:00:00 CDT

- W -
* Don't ask me why I know this, I just do, I live in the next timezone over from Central *


Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Logan Felipe on June 16, 2008, 05:06:01 pm
CA has 7 more hours till 12:00am.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Woulfe on June 16, 2008, 05:07:26 pm
CA has 7 more hours till 12:00am.

Just about.

- W -
* Give or take *
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: MTCason on June 16, 2008, 05:19:23 pm
CDT is -not- California time.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Absinth on June 16, 2008, 05:22:38 pm
In other news, I can play the trial again now.

Not that mine doesn't load but i just noticed the creatures i made don't have my name on the trial version.
Just says HP_administrator, didn't noticed it before.  :(
I hope once we can sign in again the name will be displayed correctly.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Woulfe on June 16, 2008, 05:23:23 pm
CDT is -not- California time.

I know that, now that I know it's central, I'm in Colorado which is MDT, I guess.

It's nearly 6:30 PM here and Central it's nearly 7:30 PM, no where near 12:00 AM aka 00:00:00

- W -
* That's how I know *
 
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Veraal on June 16, 2008, 05:23:54 pm
so, im in norway, it's 02:23 am here.

when does it come out for me??
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: MTCason on June 16, 2008, 05:24:53 pm
so, im in norway, it's 02:23 am here.

when does it come out for me??

If it's supposed to be released at 0:00:00 CDT, that's in 4.5 hours.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 16, 2008, 05:26:49 pm
in 4 hours and 32 minutes.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: MageLite on June 16, 2008, 05:27:33 pm
Well, there's a 'download the CC' button on the spore website, but it doesn't do anything.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Woulfe on June 16, 2008, 05:27:54 pm
so, im in norway, it's 02:23 am here.

when does it come out for me??

IF, 00:00:00 CDT is world wide for it, then you have a few hours to wait.

- W -
* Sleep for a few *
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Logan Felipe on June 16, 2008, 05:30:28 pm
World Clock (http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/). Shows times around the world.

CA has PDT right now.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: greyarea on June 16, 2008, 05:32:22 pm
In other news, I can play the trial again now.

Not that mine doesn't load but i just noticed the creatures i made don't have my name on the trial version.
Just says HP_administrator, didn't noticed it before.  :(
I hope once we can sign in again the name will be displayed correctly.

"HP_administrator" is your windows xp user login name

to transfer authorship to your spore account just login to your spore account, edit the creatures with "HP_administrator" and then resave a copy. viola, they have your spore acct as author.

well I'm pretty sure that will work anyway  ;D
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Doomsday on June 16, 2008, 05:36:50 pm
In other news, I can play the trial again now.

Not that mine doesn't load but i just noticed the creatures i made don't have my name on the trial version.
Just says HP_administrator, didn't noticed it before.  :(
I hope once we can sign in again the name will be displayed correctly.

"HP_administrator" is your windows xp user login name

to transfer authorship to your spore account just login to your spore account, edit the creatures with "HP_administrator" and then resave a copy. viola, they have your spore acct as author.

well I'm pretty sure that will work anyway  ;D

That and when you upload to the Sporepedia, it says "You are Sharing under: <Name>. Are you sure you want to share?" If you click yes it should be authored under your name.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Woulfe on June 16, 2008, 05:37:24 pm
I think we just wasted the last 5 pages trying to figure out when 00:00:00 CDT is for everyone but the people on the LOST island, as we don't know where it moved to.

- W -
* smirks *

Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Absinth on June 16, 2008, 05:43:36 pm
In other news, I can play the trial again now.

Not that mine doesn't load but i just noticed the creatures i made don't have my name on the trial version.
Just says HP_administrator, didn't noticed it before.  :(
I hope once we can sign in again the name will be displayed correctly.

"HP_administrator" is your windows xp user login name

to transfer authorship to your spore account just login to your spore account, edit the creatures with "HP_administrator" and then resave a copy. viola, they have your spore acct as author.

well I'm pretty sure that will work anyway  ;D

Yeah I'm also sure that would work, although it will be a pain to resave them all.
I knew it was my winxp login, but i only just noticed it in the editor.
Still i hope it will do that automatically once we can login again.

BTW to be on topic: 4 hours 18 minutes to go!
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Veraal on June 16, 2008, 05:44:40 pm
so, im in norway, it's 02:23 am here.

when does it come out for me??

If it's supposed to be released at 0:00:00 CDT, that's in 4.5 hours.

bah, meaningless school tomorrow.

i'd rather stay up until then.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Woulfe on June 16, 2008, 05:48:31 pm
In other news, I can play the trial again now.

Not that mine doesn't load but i just noticed the creatures i made don't have my name on the trial version.
Just says HP_administrator, didn't noticed it before.  :(
I hope once we can sign in again the name will be displayed correctly.

"HP_administrator" is your windows xp user login name

to transfer authorship to your spore account just login to your spore account, edit the creatures with "HP_administrator" and then resave a copy. viola, they have your spore acct as author.

well I'm pretty sure that will work anyway  ;D

Yeah I'm also sure that would work, although it will be a pain to resave them all.
I knew it was my winxp login, but i only just noticed it in the editor.
Still i hope it will do that automatically once we can login again.

BTW to be on topic: 4 hours 18 minutes to go!

I guess this is for everyone which is odd as it won't be the 17th everywhere at 00:00:00 Central, everywhere west of Chicago it'll still be the 16th still, did they just pull a time out of their butts ?

- W -
* Curiously Pondering *
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: AhavoRaboTaco on June 16, 2008, 06:11:58 pm
K so I just bought it....how will I download through EA in 6 hours?
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: BlueSabor on June 16, 2008, 06:15:22 pm
K so I just bought it....how will I download through EA in 6 hours?
https://eastore.ea.com/DRHM/servlet/ControllerServlet?Action=DisplayDownloadInformationPage&SiteID=ea&Locale=en_US&Env=BASE
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Woulfe on June 16, 2008, 06:15:55 pm
K so I just bought it....how will I download through EA in 6 hours?

I think the 17th is only for free version of the SCC ?

I could be wrong though.

The 'pedia reopens as well.

- W -
* Shrugs *
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 16, 2008, 06:25:38 pm
K so I just bought it....how will I download through EA in 6 hours?

I think the 17th is only for free version of the SCC ?

I could be wrong though.

The 'pedia reopens as well.

- W -
* Shrugs *

No, us European folks got an email saying it's the 17th while US is the 18th.

K so I just bought it....how will I download through EA in 6 hours?

You'll get an email from them with the link.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: AhavoRaboTaco on June 16, 2008, 06:28:59 pm
Yeah!EA download manager is ready to  work as soon as its available.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: martyk on June 16, 2008, 06:31:40 pm
By my calculations, if it's comming out at 0 hours GMT, then it's 5.5 hours away.

0 hours GMT was 33 minutes ago...

It's coming out 00:00:00 CDT. Not GMT.

Yes, my bad, CDT, that's what I meant.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Woulfe on June 16, 2008, 06:32:38 pm
K so I just bought it....how will I download through EA in 6 hours?

I think the 17th is only for free version of the SCC ?

I could be wrong though.

The 'pedia reopens as well.

- W -
* Shrugs *

No, us European folks got an email saying it's the 17th while US is the 18th.

K so I just bought it....how will I download through EA in 6 hours?

You'll get an email from them with the link.

What's messing me up has to be the International Date Line, as when it's 18th here it's the 17th there, or  something like that, I forgot.

- W -
* Meh *
 
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: AhavoRaboTaco on June 16, 2008, 06:34:06 pm
I don't think that EA was a world clock running.

Even though I am from Mexico I bought through the UK store
and you're getting it early in the morning while here its 8 PM , so I'll be getting it late at night.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Pat_Taxi on June 16, 2008, 06:37:51 pm
The U.S. website says "Status:  Pre-Release Wed Jun 18 12:00:00 CDT 2008". This leads me to believe the full version won't be available for more than 24 hours. right?
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Absinth on June 16, 2008, 06:39:25 pm
K so I just bought it....how will I download through EA in 6 hours?

I think the 17th is only for free version of the SCC ?

I could be wrong though.

The 'pedia reopens as well.

- W -
* Shrugs *

No, us European folks got an email saying it's the 17th while US is the 18th.

K so I just bought it....how will I download through EA in 6 hours?

You'll get an email from them with the link.

What's messing me up has to be the International Date Line, as when it's 18th here it's the 17th there, or  something like that, I forgot.

- W -
* Meh *
 

Think about that one:
When you watch your time it's somewhere in the world 1 second less then 12 hours sooner, and 1 second less then 12 hours later. ;)
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Woulfe on June 16, 2008, 06:41:08 pm
I don't think that EA was a world clock running.

Even though I am from Mexico I bought through the UK store
and you're getting it early in the morning while here its 8 PM , so I'll be getting it late at night.

Folks are talking about the EA digital download as far as I know, not a physical disk version.

- W -
* I think *
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: AhavoRaboTaco on June 16, 2008, 06:41:59 pm
Yeah I bought the digital one.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: google_video_fan on June 16, 2008, 06:48:37 pm
The U.S. website says "Status:  Pre-Release Wed Jun 18 12:00:00 CDT 2008". This leads me to believe the full version won't be available for more than 24 hours. right?

Seems it.

CDT = Central Daylight Time, and that's where I live. Right now, the time is 8:44 PM June 16th, so....
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Logan Felipe on June 16, 2008, 06:50:35 pm
6:50 in CA. 5 hrs 10 minutes to go... :)
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 16, 2008, 06:51:56 pm
Uh? it's 3 hours and 5 minutes independently of where you are.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: JakeCourtney on June 16, 2008, 06:59:44 pm
Why can't Americans just buy the UK version?
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Logan Felipe on June 16, 2008, 07:02:40 pm
Uh? it's 3 hours and 5 minutes independently of where you are.

Oh. CDT.

I thought it was 12:00 PDT...

forget I said anything.  :-X
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Sasha on June 16, 2008, 07:03:16 pm
Why can't Americans just buy the UK version?

Because the Uk version is reserved for people living in the UK.

Hey DarkDragon, look what I found:

http://www.fnac.pt/pt/Catalog/Detail.aspx?cIndex=3&catalog=jogos&categoryN=Jogos&category=jogosPcOutros&product=8414185600184


 :o ;D
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: tomasgaquino on June 16, 2008, 07:06:05 pm
Excellent, we have that store here too.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Draugr on June 16, 2008, 07:08:09 pm
So can I just download the full version at 12:01 online?
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 16, 2008, 07:08:26 pm
Hehe, now that I already have it on EA Store... waiting :P
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Woulfe on June 16, 2008, 07:10:09 pm
Who knew we would ever be on page 60 of the countdown thread ?

Once it's over we can go on with stuff.

Like making creatures by the metric ton ;)

- W -
* laughs *

Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: JakeCourtney on June 16, 2008, 07:20:18 pm
I just pre-ordered the UK version in addition to my Amazon physical copy here in the US.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Draugr on June 16, 2008, 07:34:02 pm
So can I just download the full version at 12:01 online?
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: JakeCourtney on June 16, 2008, 07:36:24 pm
So can I just download the full version at 12:01 online?

I don't know for sure.  You'll have to buy it of course.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Doomsday on June 16, 2008, 07:42:12 pm
I just pre-ordered the UK version in addition to my Amazon physical copy here in the US.

SMART! I wish I had put my check in the bank instead of cash in the hand now. 3 dollars isn't enough to pay for it, especially after inflation, in which 9 Euros becomes 13 dollars. Or something like that.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: JakeCourtney on June 16, 2008, 07:45:26 pm
We'll see if it actually releases later tonight.  I'm hoping so.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Draugr on June 16, 2008, 07:49:06 pm
On the website it says, " Come Back June 17 to Download the Creature Editor." I assume they mean the full version, I hope it available as a Direct Download.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: JakeCourtney on June 16, 2008, 07:51:27 pm
Yes, it's a direct download.  That is for the US version, the UK is getting released around midnight in the US depending on where you live.

You'll need some form of online payment to purchase though.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Igni Ferroque on June 16, 2008, 07:52:25 pm
Well... wouldn't it releasing 'later tonight' depend on the time zones? I'm in GMT -6, so I'll definitely be awake for it if it comes as early as possible on the 17th for GMT. But something tells me they're going to use local time - does anyone know where they're based exactly? I'm suspecting somewhere in Silicon Valley, which would really screw me over, as I have to be up early tomorrow...
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: JakeCourtney on June 16, 2008, 07:56:54 pm
Anyone else in the US buying the UK version?
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Lore on June 16, 2008, 07:58:48 pm
Just a heads up for anyone interested, but I've just bought the creature creator through IGN's Direct2Drive UK store and have it downloading now...

http://www.direct2drive.co.uk/4/6201/product/Buy-SPORE-Creature-Creator-UK-Download

Seems like its the file too, 337.8mb
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 16, 2008, 07:59:59 pm
Damn them, still no e-mail from the EA Store.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: SouledOne on June 16, 2008, 08:00:42 pm
So... Is there any prevention in place to stop us buying the UK version and downloding it? (I'm in the US)
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: JakeCourtney on June 16, 2008, 08:03:04 pm
I don't think there is.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Lore on June 16, 2008, 08:03:22 pm
Unlikely, I'm in Australia and bought it from the UK store...
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: AhavoRaboTaco on June 16, 2008, 08:04:02 pm
Geez EA I NEED MAH MAIL!!!


Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: BlueSabor on June 16, 2008, 08:04:31 pm
Damn them, still no e-mail from the EA Store.

I'm still waiting as well.  ::)
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: JakeCourtney on June 16, 2008, 08:05:40 pm
I'm buying it from Direct2Drive now...
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: JakeCourtney on June 16, 2008, 08:10:18 pm
Nice... Just got my Creature Creator Full version key and downloading now.

 Download Game File (337.8 MB)
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Plasmodia on June 16, 2008, 08:15:03 pm
Guise im confused. On the EA site it says "Status:  Pre-Release Wed Jun 18 12:00:00 CDT 2008;" ???? I thought it was in a couple of hours for me here in vancouver.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Igni Ferroque on June 16, 2008, 08:15:49 pm
...

AUGH.

The PC version is available as a direct download, but the Mac version isn't.

The EA Store can go die in a hole, I'm heading to Gamestop.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: JakeCourtney on June 16, 2008, 08:16:35 pm
(http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/8539/downloadingml2.th.jpg) (http://img293.imageshack.us/my.php?image=downloadingml2.jpg)


Downloading...  :)
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Woulfe on June 16, 2008, 08:18:04 pm
Tell us how long it takes Jake.

- W -
* Just out of curiosity mind you *
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: JakeCourtney on June 16, 2008, 08:18:45 pm
6% now...  It's going to be a long wait.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Draugr on June 16, 2008, 08:19:02 pm
Hey have I ever told you how much I hate you ?!?!
Yes, if you're wondering, I am indeed so jealous that I have resorted to trolling you Europeans due to the fact I have to wait a extra day. Now, Good Day sir!
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: JakeCourtney on June 16, 2008, 08:21:41 pm
I'm American buddy.  I live in Illinois.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Woulfe on June 16, 2008, 08:22:14 pm
I'm not from the UK as well.

I'm not jealous of them at all.

- W -
* I'm gonna be busy most of the day tomorrow anyway *
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: AhavoRaboTaco on June 16, 2008, 08:23:46 pm
when are we supposed to get the EA mail to start downloading?
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: SouledOne on June 16, 2008, 08:24:00 pm
Just downloaded it myself, only takes a minute or two. Before I download, should I copy all the creatures I've created to another file? It says it needs to uninstall the demo.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Absinth on June 16, 2008, 08:24:31 pm
Hey have I ever told you how much I hate you ?!?!
Yes, if you're wondering, I am indeed so jealous that I have resorted to trolling you Europeans due to the fact I have to wait a extra day. Now, Good Day sir!

Go ahead, we won't be reading it, because we will be playing the full version.  :P
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: JakeCourtney on June 16, 2008, 08:27:41 pm
20%...  I'm getting ever so closer to having all the parts.  That will be a welcome change.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: BlueSabor on June 16, 2008, 08:30:23 pm
Just downloaded it myself, only takes a minute or two. Before I download, should I copy all the creatures I've created to another file? It says it needs to uninstall the demo.

I would.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: leanbarton on June 16, 2008, 08:31:03 pm
Just downloaded it myself, only takes a minute or two. Before I download, should I copy all the creatures I've created to another file? It says it needs to uninstall the demo.

Perhaps not, during the uninstall it'll probably ask you if you want to delete all user info, so just click no.

Or you can move your creatures to a new folder to be safe.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Draugr on June 16, 2008, 08:38:39 pm
Jake how are you getting the game now if you live in Illinois?
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Fobok on June 16, 2008, 08:43:21 pm
There doesn't seem to be any territorial limitations on the UK direct2drive download.

Haven't tried it myself since I preordered through EA Store and want to see if they get me my download on time. If not, I'll be filing for a refund through Paypal and I'll either wait until I get that or my next cheque to be able to order from anywhere else, either way it'll be after the US Direct2Drive version is available.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Netherflare on June 16, 2008, 08:44:55 pm
Think Will Wright is laughing right now just knowing that millions of people are sitting at their computers looking on their email just for midnight? Haha
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Woulfe on June 16, 2008, 08:45:33 pm
Jake how are you getting the game now if you live in Illinois?


He bought it on Direct2Dive in the UK, I think

- W -
* Who's getting the physical disk version himself in a few days *
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Absinth on June 16, 2008, 08:48:43 pm
I just hope they aren't going to launch the free trial together with the full version.
**Server overload - please try again in a few moments**
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Draugr on June 16, 2008, 08:50:16 pm
Free trial already leaked and has been out for a while, but yes, they are going to allow trial user to share at the full version release.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Woulfe on June 16, 2008, 08:51:06 pm
I just hope they aren't going to launch the free trial together with the full version.
**Server overload - please try again in a few moments**

I think that's why they are going to have places like Direct2Dive sell it, to lighten the load on EA's servers for zero hour.

- W -
* Guessing *
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Lore on June 16, 2008, 08:52:14 pm
Cool, playing it now, you don't need to move your My Docs\spore creations folder, it'll ask if you wanna remove user files during the uninstall of the demo, just say no :D
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: SouledOne on June 16, 2008, 08:53:08 pm
Yeah, it worked for me, but for some reason some of my creations were removed from my list. I was able to put them back in, but now I can't share them  :-\
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Logan Felipe on June 16, 2008, 08:55:44 pm
how many hours until the trial is available?
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Absinth on June 16, 2008, 08:57:02 pm
Yeah, it worked for me, but for some reason some of my creations were removed from my list. I was able to put them back in, but now I can't share them  :-\

Could this be by any chance the creatures you made after the free trial was blocked on the sporepedia?
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Woulfe on June 16, 2008, 08:58:04 pm
how many hours until the trial is available?

Let's put it this way, I'm going to bed 'till tomorrow....

- W -
* night all *
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Netherflare on June 16, 2008, 09:01:58 pm
how many hours until the trial is available?

Well it is 12:01 on the East Coast and that means it is the 17th...
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Josh Rose on June 16, 2008, 09:05:37 pm
Just a heads up for anyone interested, but I've just bought the creature creator through IGN's Direct2Drive UK store and have it downloading now...

http://www.direct2drive.co.uk/4/6201/product/Buy-SPORE-Creature-Creator-UK-Download

Seems like its the file too, 337.8mb

Thanks! I'm glad I didn't pre-order from EA or anything! I'm in the US, and I'm downloading now. This is good advice for anyone who hasn't ordered it yet.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: YESH on June 16, 2008, 09:05:52 pm
A question, since I've never bought anything digitally or from EA for that matter.
Is it supposed to show up in the EADM by itself or? Cuz I still can't see it.
I read something about being able to see what you've bought in the EA store, but I don't see any login buttons or anything?
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: vonboy on June 16, 2008, 09:08:34 pm
so, has the sporepedia been unlocked yet for free trial people? i wasn't going to get the full cc for a few days, that's why i wanna know.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Absinth on June 16, 2008, 09:16:01 pm
A question, since I've never bought anything digitally or from EA for that matter.
Is it supposed to show up in the EADM by itself or? Cuz I still can't see it.
I read something about being able to see what you've bought in the EA store, but I don't see any login buttons or anything?

You get a email when it's ready with a code, it also shows up on the download manager.
To view if your order is validated click on customer service on the EA Store site, theres a link you can follow.

so, has the sporepedia been unlocked yet for free trial people? i wasn't going to get the full cc for a few days, that's why i wanna know.

I think once the download is available it will unlock.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: thelochness07 on June 16, 2008, 09:20:05 pm
Direct 2 drive isn't letting me download yet... stupid june 18th 1pm est... thats a sad story
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: YESH on June 16, 2008, 09:23:56 pm
You get a email when it's ready with a code, it also shows up on the download manager.
To view if your order is validated click on customer service on the EA Store site, theres a link you can follow.

Thank you very much!
I like how EA themselves don't say anything about this, they even claimed that after I bought a game, there should be a "thank you"-page with a link to the EADM app, I looked it through thoroughly, there was nothing of the sort, had to find it myself

EDIT: Is it a good sign when it says "No orders were found"?
EDIT: My bad, was in the wrong EA Store(US).
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: AhavoRaboTaco on June 16, 2008, 09:48:21 pm
WER IS MAH MAIL!??!!
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: SouledOne on June 16, 2008, 09:51:50 pm
Yeah, it worked for me, but for some reason some of my creations were removed from my list. I was able to put them back in, but now I can't share them  :-\

Could this be by any chance the creatures you made after the free trial was blocked on the sporepedia?

Yup, exactly.

In other news, I've been playing for over than hour and what an hour! Glad I downloaded this from the UK servers, going to Florida tomorrow for vacation and I wouldn't have been able to download it if I had stuck to the American release date.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: ChaoticCreature on June 16, 2008, 09:58:16 pm
WER IS MAH MAIL!??!!

ME WANT MAH MAIL TOO!!
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 16, 2008, 10:06:18 pm
Am I the only one who still doesn't have an email?
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Absinth on June 16, 2008, 10:07:55 pm
Nope, the ones who have it now got it from direct 2 drive.  :(
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 16, 2008, 10:09:32 pm
That's ridiculous, EA Store should have it first  >:(
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Martham112 on June 16, 2008, 10:12:50 pm
Can I have my email please?
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Jennifer Reitz on June 16, 2008, 10:13:27 pm
I want to thank you greatly for that link, Lore. I just bought the UK version myself - I'm in Olympia, Washington, and it is downloading as I speak. Thank you very much indeed.

Just a heads up for anyone interested, but I've just bought the creature creator through IGN's Direct2Drive UK store and have it downloading now...

http://www.direct2drive.co.uk/4/6201/product/Buy-SPORE-Creature-Creator-UK-Download

Seems like its the file too, 337.8mb
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 16, 2008, 10:14:35 pm
I'm seriously getting annoyed now  >:( >:( >:(
GIVE IT TO US EA  :'(
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: ChaoticCreature on June 16, 2008, 10:15:26 pm
That's ridiculous, EA Store should have it first  >:(

I agree:/ bloody "/#¤ Damn ¤¤"¤¤)(" EA"!#()"¤
COME OOOOON ALREADY!!
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Absinth on June 16, 2008, 10:16:46 pm
So we're punished for pre-ordering. 
It just doesn't make sense. ???
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Doomsday on June 16, 2008, 10:19:44 pm
I should of expected as much. EA lied about the midnight release. They probably didn't expect the following to be that big, the early release of the trial should of probably shown them otherwise. *waits for the Official Free Demo so he can resume uploading creatures*.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: ChaoticCreature on June 16, 2008, 10:29:44 pm
okay. first every #()%# fan site, a portion of celebrities and some few ¤#/%(#" chosen "fan boys":/ gets the CCC...

Then they change the release date 500 "/"(#))"#" times to all of us not fortunate enough to be liked by the spore team

and now they simply had to this as well:/, stretching it like this.

give us a break already!

it just seems dumb beyond repair:/

I know **** happens... but damn thats a whole truckload of it!
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: GoreyFeldman on June 16, 2008, 10:30:36 pm
I should of expected as much. EA lied about the midnight release. They probably didn't expect the following to be that big, the early release of the trial should of probably shown them otherwise. *waits for the Official Free Demo so he can resume uploading creatures*.

Checking my email from EA it does say "pre-ordered release date: Wed Jun 18 12:00:00 CDT 2008" which would have been a half hour ago.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Martham112 on June 16, 2008, 10:32:06 pm
I should of expected as much. EA lied about the midnight release. They probably didn't expect the following to be that big, the early release of the trial should of probably shown them otherwise. *waits for the Official Free Demo so he can resume uploading creatures*.

Checking my email from EA it does say "pre-ordered release date: Wed Jun 18 12:00:00 CDT 2008" which would have been a half hour ago.
Today is the 17th.

It's the Europeans who should have had it half an hour ago.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Josasa on June 16, 2008, 10:33:13 pm
okay. first every #()%# fan site, a portion of celebrities and some few ¤#/%(#" chosen "fan boys":/ gets the CCC...

Then they change the release date 500 "/"(#))"#" times to all of us not fortunate enough to be liked by the spore team

and now they simply had to this as well:/, stretching it like this.

give us a break already!

it just seems dumb beyond repair:/

I know **** happens... but damn thats a whole truckload of it!

Hey, didn't the trial version get leaked? Not everything is against you.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: ChaoticCreature on June 16, 2008, 10:35:01 pm
okay. first every #()%# fan site, a portion of celebrities and some few ¤#/%(#" chosen "fan boys":/ gets the CCC...

Then they change the release date 500 "/"(#))"#" times to all of us not fortunate enough to be liked by the spore team

and now they simply had to this as well:/, stretching it like this.

give us a break already!

it just seems dumb beyond repair:/

I know **** happens... but damn thats a whole truckload of it!

Hey, didn't the trial version get leaked? Not everything is against you.

True, Just needed to get some steam out:)
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 16, 2008, 10:35:25 pm
okay. first every #()%# fan site, a portion of celebrities and some few ¤#/%(#" chosen "fan boys":/ gets the CCC...

Then they change the release date 500 "/"(#))"#" times to all of us not fortunate enough to be liked by the spore team

and now they simply had to this as well:/, stretching it like this.

give us a break already!

it just seems dumb beyond repair:/

I know **** happens... but damn thats a whole truckload of it!

You should have stuck around during the dormant period. I bet they would have picked you if you had.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: JakeCourtney on June 16, 2008, 10:38:17 pm
I've just finished installing it.  Awesome.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: GoreyFeldman on June 16, 2008, 10:39:10 pm
Checking my email from EA it does say "pre-ordered release date: Wed Jun 18 12:00:00 CDT 2008" which would have been a half hour ago.
Today is the 17th.

It's the Europeans who should have had it half an hour ago.

Ah! You're right... The email is talking about 12 noon and not 12 midnight.

I'm going to bed...
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Lore on June 16, 2008, 10:39:15 pm
I want to thank you greatly for that link, Lore. I just bought the UK version myself - I'm in Olympia, Washington, and it is downloading as I speak. Thank you very much indeed.

No worries, glad to have helped  ;)
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: ChaoticCreature on June 16, 2008, 10:42:12 pm
okay. first every #()%# fan site, a portion of celebrities and some few ¤#/%(#" chosen "fan boys":/ gets the CCC...

Then they change the release date 500 "/"(#))"#" times to all of us not fortunate enough to be liked by the spore team

and now they simply had to this as well:/, stretching it like this.

give us a break already!

it just seems dumb beyond repair:/

I know **** happens... but damn that's a whole truckload of it!

You should have stuck around during the dormant period. I bet they would have picked you if you had.

well I know why I was not picked, Ive been on and off this site many times because Ive been working on my social phobia (and a mean food poisoning around 2006 that lasted a year before it was completely gone)

The phobia has been reduced significantly since (even though the doctors thought I would never recover again)
when it was worst I could only walk 5 meters from my house before getting a severe reaction. Now I can walk 5 kilometers

Theres just a nasty little goblin within me that whishes I had focused on spore instead of the Phobia:P!
(Writing it down like this makes me realize that I should kill that goblin:P!!)

Anyway just not easy when they stretch it like this without at least writing a note like
"Because of sever issues it is being delayed a couple of hours blabla bla we truely apologize for the inconvinience"
It's the "not knowing when" thats killing me:P!
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: CosmicD on June 16, 2008, 10:43:40 pm
*yawn*,

good morning everyone, lol 10ish pages while i slept, and ofcourse no change in the ea store but direct2drive has it already.  I think that it will be a daytime event or even during the evening for the ea store. but let's hope for the best
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Zamaza on June 16, 2008, 10:46:57 pm
Well, I'm just confirming D2D does indeed have it. It even has a little manual with it (nothing we didn't already figure out in the demo with it though).
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: CosmicD on June 16, 2008, 10:49:22 pm
hmm I already ordered on ea store, i can't really cancel it fast there i think. then I'll pay 2 times cause by the time I might have  to pay 2 times :)
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Doomsday on June 16, 2008, 10:54:56 pm
I should of expected as much. EA lied about the midnight release. They probably didn't expect the following to be that big, the early release of the trial should of probably shown them otherwise. *waits for the Official Free Demo so he can resume uploading creatures*.

Checking my email from EA it does say "pre-ordered release date: Wed Jun 18 12:00:00 CDT 2008" which would have been a half hour ago.

As was said. Today is the 17th. Besides, I think it's coming out 12 Noon (1 PM for the East Coast) on the 18th. Otherwise it would say 00:00:00 CDT. The use of 12, to me at least, indicates that it won't be hour for another day and a half.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Logan Felipe on June 16, 2008, 11:10:38 pm
you know how they updated the site awhile back?

They changed the spore box cover...
(http://www.spore.com/static/war/images/content/Marketing/Ad_Panel_PreorderSpore.png)

Anyway, I'm looking at the U.S. spore website, and it still says "come back the 17th".
According to other people on the forums, this is running on CDT. If that were the case, the trial would be available now.

But it isn't. And I have a feeling they mean PDT, seeing as their headquarters is in a PDT zone. And since I am in PDT zone, I will check back in an hour.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: SouledOne on June 16, 2008, 11:11:55 pm
Uh oh... I'm playing the full version now (in US) and all of a sudden I'm not able to upload any of my creatures to the sporepedia... Impending doom? Shall I start the alarm?
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: CustodianV131 on June 16, 2008, 11:12:46 pm
Nothing in my mail about it being noon. They should have it up 8 hours ago here. (Netherlands)

Bad service when you can already download it form third parties, but not the publisher itself.

Should only be a technical thing to start it downloading at midnight. Would also help with people not clogging up the bandwide. Launch already!

Bad form!
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Doomsday on June 16, 2008, 11:14:21 pm
you know how they updated the site awhile back?

They changed the spore box cover...
(http://www.spore.com/static/war/images/content/Marketing/Ad_Panel_PreorderSpore.png)

Anyway, I'm looking at the U.S. spore website, and it still says "come back the 17th".
According to other people on the forums, this is running on CDT. If that were the case, the trial would be available now.

But it isn't. And I have a feeling they mean PDT, seeing as their headquarters is in a PDT zone. And since I am in PDT zone, I will check back in an hour.

The EA/Maxis Studios is in Central though. EA's main head is Pacific, but Maxis is Central. That's why all dates seem to be Central. They just have to upload the CC and switch the page over to a "Download now!" page. If they'll do it sometime before morning I dunno.

On a side note; I was checking the free trail and seeing if I can get access to the Sporepedia and I went to the "help" page and requested an activation code and it told me I was already activated and to "Go play Spore!". Does this mean I won't be able to reactive/reregister because I have the early release free trial? *will burst into flames if it is so*
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: SpecialBrownies on June 16, 2008, 11:15:29 pm
If you didn't pre-order, you can just go through the UK Direct2Drive site and purchase and download it right now!

That's what I did!

Plus, thanks to currency exchange rates, you save about 20 cents!
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Fobok on June 16, 2008, 11:15:40 pm
My free trial logged back into the Sporepedia again, looks like it's open with no need to re-register.

Only managed to successfully share one thing so far, though.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Doomsday on June 16, 2008, 11:15:50 pm
Nothing in my mail about it being noon. They should have it up 8 hours ago here.

Bad service when you can already download it form third parties but not the publisher itself.

Should only be a technical thing to start it downloading at midnight. Would also help with people not clogging up the bandwide.

Bad form!

No they shouldn't. All dates are CDT which is (American) Central Daylight (Savings) Time. That means Europeans are at least 5 or more hours ahead on the clock. It was suppose to be out an hour ago. No matter where you are.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Doomsday on June 16, 2008, 11:16:23 pm
My free trial logged back into the Sporepedia again, looks like it's open with no need to re-register.

Only managed to successfully share one thing so far, though.

T'is true! I tried a little while ago and failed now it seems to be working. HUZZAH!
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: SouledOne on June 16, 2008, 11:16:57 pm
False alarm for me, I only needed to log out and in... *hand goes away from alarm bell*
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: CustodianV131 on June 16, 2008, 11:43:57 pm
Nothing in my mail about it being noon. They should have it up 8 hours ago here.

Bad service when you can already download it form third parties but not the publisher itself.

Should only be a technical thing to start it downloading at midnight. Would also help with people not clogging up the bandwide.

Bad form!

No they shouldn't. All dates are CDT which is (American) Central Daylight (Savings) Time. That means Europeans are at least 5 or more hours ahead on the clock. It was suppose to be out an hour ago. No matter where you are.

Oh yes, they should! Missed opportunity for good service and ensures I won't be buying form EAstore anymore. Steam, D2D, Play, Bol, Gamersgate, all so much better.

My free trial logged back into the Sporepedia again, looks like it's open with no need to re-register.

Only managed to successfully share one thing so far, though.

Lets hope its a sign that EA store/DM will open up soon now!
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: CosmicD on June 16, 2008, 11:48:09 pm
the problem i'm having with my trial account is that, the validation email of my demo account wont get sent to yahoo (it also doesn't land in the spamfilter),

(and on the dutch site there's not even a way to resend the validation email: i have to go to the us site for that.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: xirtap on June 16, 2008, 11:50:40 pm
Wow. This is pretty bad, EA. Can't even keep the time you say to release it? Anyway, the demo is out, but not the full game.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Necrox on June 16, 2008, 11:51:33 pm
I pre-ordered yesterday, and the email said the release time would be the 17th at 17:00:00 CDT. That is the same as 23:00 here in England (GMT), or midnight between the 17th-18th in Paris (CET). So I only get to download it like one hour before going to bed today :(
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: xirtap on June 16, 2008, 11:53:22 pm
I pre-ordered yesterday, and the email said the release time would be the 17th at 17:00:00 CDT. That is the same as 23:00 here in England (GMT), or midnight between the 17th-18th in Paris (CET). So I only get to download it like one hour before going to bed today :(

CDT is -5 GMT. It should have been out over an hour ago, but I guess I shouldn't be surprised. EA doesn't exactly have a track record of doing the right thing on time.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Slartibartfast on June 16, 2008, 11:55:39 pm
I pre-ordered yesterday, and the email said the release time would be the 17th at 17:00:00 CDT. That is the same as 23:00 here in England (GMT), or midnight between the 17th-18th in Paris (CET). So I only get to download it like one hour before going to bed today :(

CDT is -5 GMT. It should have been out over an hour ago, but I guess I shouldn't be surprised. EA doesn't exactly have a track record of doing the right thing on time.
Fixed.  Had to; too easy.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Logan Felipe on June 16, 2008, 11:57:27 pm
4 minutes till i test my theory on the trial... *crosses fingers*
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: xirtap on June 16, 2008, 11:57:53 pm
I pre-ordered yesterday, and the email said the release time would be the 17th at 17:00:00 CDT. That is the same as 23:00 here in England (GMT), or midnight between the 17th-18th in Paris (CET). So I only get to download it like one hour before going to bed today :(

CDT is -5 GMT. It should have been out over an hour ago, but I guess I shouldn't be surprised. EA doesn't exactly have a track record of doing the right thing on time.
Fixed.  Had to; too easy.

Haha, true. Thanks EA for making sure I'll never, ever buy anything else off your stupid store.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: mike20022 on June 16, 2008, 11:59:49 pm
4 minutes till i test my theory on the trial... *crosses fingers*

Me to Im using this theory to...... *crosses fingers*  ;)
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: xirtap on June 17, 2008, 12:03:40 am
Well some good news, I can finally log on to my account on the eu spore site. Bad news? EA still sucks.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Prathik on June 17, 2008, 12:03:59 am
Yay, it works!
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: mike20022 on June 17, 2008, 12:05:20 am
Well some good news, I can finally log on to my account on the eu spore site. Bad news? EA still sucks.

Agree  :(
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Doomsday on June 17, 2008, 12:05:36 am
Anyone else having difficulty sharing creatures?
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Logan Felipe on June 17, 2008, 12:06:18 am
poodo! must be 12:00 noon tomorrow...

bah! I'm going to bed.

Mee jewz ku! Stuka chuba Tuesday!
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: CosmicD on June 17, 2008, 12:06:42 am
bleh, and i still cant validate my spore trial account :( no mail.. I guess I should just create a new account :(

i can ask for a password reset and it will arrive, but no validation mail :(
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Huckbuck on June 17, 2008, 12:07:33 am
It must be soon... SOOON!
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Doomsday on June 17, 2008, 12:08:25 am
Trial version works. It helps to exit the client and try to login from the beginning.

Edit: I'm just having difficulty uploading.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Necrox on June 17, 2008, 12:09:02 am
CDT = GMT-5, yes. Since we're in daylight savings time that would make me (In England) at GMT+1.
So that means when the hour is 17:00 CDT, GMT(+1) will be 5+1 hours further along the clock (since CDT is 5+1 hours less than GMT) which would be 23:00. Since it's only 08:09 right now My previous statement stands.
Now the daylight savings might be calculated in the CDT, I'm not used to that designation, but in that case it would still put the release at 22:00 toinight UK time, which it isn't yet.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Doomsday on June 17, 2008, 12:11:03 am
CDT = GMT-5, yes. Since we're in daylight savings time that would make me (In England) at GMT+1.
So that means when the hour is 17:00 CDT, GMT(+1) will be 5+1 hours further along the clock (since CDT is 5+1 hours less than GMT) which would be 23:00. Since it's only 08:09 right now My previous statement stands.
Now the daylight savings might be calculated in the CDT, I'm not used to that designation, but in that case it would still put the release at 22:00 toinight UK time, which it isn't yet.

No. Normally EST is -5 GMT and CST is -6. Since we are in Daylight Savings Time, CDT is -5.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: xirtap on June 17, 2008, 12:13:14 am
CDT = GMT-5, yes. Since we're in daylight savings time that would make me (In England) at GMT+1.
So that means when the hour is 17:00 CDT, GMT(+1) will be 5+1 hours further along the clock (since CDT is 5+1 hours less than GMT) which would be 23:00. Since it's only 08:09 right now My previous statement stands.
Now the daylight savings might be calculated in the CDT, I'm not used to that designation, but in that case it would still put the release at 22:00 toinight UK time, which it isn't yet.

I didn't read the part where it said that you got it from the order email. Now I'm starting to hate EA with a passion. They could at least notify us when they decide to change it by 17 hours.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Necrox on June 17, 2008, 12:18:42 am
AH ok :)

BUT! We can register at least! :D I've finally registered Necrox to sporepedia ^^ And shared my first creature :D
(though it will only upload ONE creature oO Don't know what's happening with the rest)

Question though. How the heck do you log into the EA UK store? I managed to log out yesterday which was hard enough, but I can't find any link to log back in! Am I going blind or crazy?
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 17, 2008, 12:27:42 am
okay. first every #()%# fan site, a portion of celebrities and some few ¤#/%(#" chosen "fan boys":/ gets the CCC...

Then they change the release date 500 "/"(#))"#" times to all of us not fortunate enough to be liked by the spore team

and now they simply had to this as well:/, stretching it like this.

give us a break already!

it just seems dumb beyond repair:/

I know **** happens... but damn that's a whole truckload of it!

You should have stuck around during the dormant period. I bet they would have picked you if you had.

well I know why I was not picked, Ive been on and off this site many times because Ive been working on my social phobia (and a mean food poisoning around 2006 that lasted a year before it was completely gone)

The phobia has been reduced significantly since (even though the doctors thought I would never recover again)
when it was worst I could only walk 5 meters from my house before getting a severe reaction. Now I can walk 5 kilometers

Theres just a nasty little goblin within me that whishes I had focused on spore instead of the Phobia:P!
(Writing it down like this makes me realize that I should kill that goblin:P!!)

Anyway just not easy when they stretch it like this without at least writing a note like
"Because of sever issues it is being delayed a couple of hours blabla bla we truely apologize for the inconvinience"
It's the "not knowing when" thats killing me:P!

Be believe me I know social phobias. It took all my courage to go to E3. I hate those kinda of public places and I am much happier at home at my computer than I am going out and socializing. I also hate driving and  calling people on the phone. In short don't feel bad we at Gaming Steve are here :D Just sit tight and we will all have the CC and eventually Spore soon. I mean we have been waiting since 2005 for goodness sake! If we can last this long then September will be here before you know it! :D
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: CosmicD on June 17, 2008, 12:30:56 am
rofl, ditto.

Actually for computer fairs I make an exception. I generally dislike parties where you have to show to a big group of people you dont know that you can socialize by body language and general trendy behaviour for the masses, but if theres much people together and the theme is games.. hell i've even been to nintendo cube club here in antwerp (when they did the promotion tour back in 2002 for the gamecube). So I'm a bit more social with a big crowd if it's my kind of bite.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Necrox on June 17, 2008, 12:35:13 am
I love social gatherings, but I don't like parties. Does that make sense? :P Parties are usually loads of alcohol (which I don't really drink much), annoying frunk people and music so loud you can't hear your own thoughts (which isn't a problem for the drunk people).

I love to be around people though, and a night in with a bunch of friends, or a day out to a theme park or a trip to the country with friends/work etc. can be awesome :) I like having people around me... just not drunk, stupid, strangers :P


But has anyone got any idea about the EA store for UK though? How to log in?
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: CosmicD on June 17, 2008, 12:37:04 am
yeah, that's the difference between the mass socializing (which is ironically very egocentric and individualistic in nature), and the thing you describe is "quality socializing", with friends who would also like to talk actually (without the need of constant impulses of alcohol and ear shattering music)
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 17, 2008, 12:41:33 am
Wen I am out places I usually have a pocket full of #2 pencils and my drawing folder. I draw anywhere and everywhere. Thus I am never bored as long as I have a pencil and paper. I usually have people come up to me rather than me go up to them. I enjoy it when people look over my shoulder to see what I am drawing or ask about it. I also draw pretty fast too. Back in high school I could do a full picture from blank paper to fully colored in one period (usually math class :P). While other people would have to put away their electronic items I could always leave out a pencil and paper to doodle on. :D Imagination + Art Skill = Fun for me ;) So you can imagine what a tool like the CC has done. Imagination + Spore Creature Creator = Insane amount of fun!!
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Doomsday on June 17, 2008, 12:44:03 am
AH ok :)

BUT! We can register at least! :D I've finally registered Necrox to sporepedia ^^ And shared my first creature :D
(though it will only upload ONE creature oO Don't know what's happening with the rest)

Question though. How the heck do you log into the EA UK store? I managed to log out yesterday which was hard enough, but I can't find any link to log back in! Am I going blind or crazy?

I noticed that... The Trial Version will only let you share one creature at a time.. or maybe it has a cooldown timer that resets by exiting (or signing off, though I've not tested that yet).
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: sporehunter on June 17, 2008, 12:47:08 am
Wen I am out places I usually have a pocket full of #2 pencils and my drawing folder. I draw anywhere and everywhere. Thus I am never bored as long as I have a pencil and paper. I usually have people come up to me rather than me go up to them. I enjoy it when people look over my shoulder to see what I am drawing or ask about it. I also draw pretty fast too. Back in high school I could do a full picture from blank paper to fully colored in one period (usually math class :P). While other people would have to put away their electronic items I could always leave out a pencil and paper to doodle on. :D Imagination + Art Skill = Fun for me ;) So you can imagine what a tool like the CC has done. Imagination + Spore Creature Creator = Insane amount of fun!!

Mmm... sounds like a very good way to entertain your self and your how old now?
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: huggkruka on June 17, 2008, 01:56:53 am
Typical, this Mac is too old to play the CC. Oh well, just have to wait until I get home. No-one better steal my username though!
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Amazingchi on June 17, 2008, 02:01:36 am
I love social gatherings, but I don't like parties. Does that make sense? :P Parties are usually loads of alcohol (which I don't really drink much), annoying frunk people and music so loud you can't hear your own thoughts (which isn't a problem for the drunk people).

I love to be around people though, and a night in with a bunch of friends, or a day out to a theme park or a trip to the country with friends/work etc. can be awesome :) I like having people around me... just not drunk, stupid, strangers :P


But has anyone got any idea about the EA store for UK though? How to log in?

Not that there's much point in logging into EA store, as it's not avaiable til 11pm :(. But there is a 'login' somewhere on the left?
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 17, 2008, 02:20:16 am
No email yet... no trial on their site either. At least for me.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: CosmicD on June 17, 2008, 02:22:20 am
the trial is on the eu spore site though. I've downloaded it from there, it's called scc_trial_na.exe (but installs in dutch)
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 17, 2008, 02:33:05 am
Yeah, just noticed... should have bought it from direct2drive... I'll do that with Spore.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Dauntless on June 17, 2008, 02:36:53 am
11pm??!?! WHY THE F***?

They may as well have just given us the same f'ing release date as America. Bloody morons at EA
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: mike20022 on June 17, 2008, 02:41:53 am
11pm??!?! WHY THE F***?

They may as well have just given us the same f'ing release date as America. Bloody morons at EA

This is so silly, do they know what they are doing, EA SACK THE GUY INCHARGE OF EA STORE!

and give me the job (wrights application)

Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: raikitsune on June 17, 2008, 03:44:57 am
(wrights application)

You failed at the first hurdle!
lol sorry.

Ahrg 11 pm thats very very gay. Very very gay.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 17, 2008, 03:48:56 am
Who said 11 pm? is it official? I'm hoping for midday gmt which is in about 11 minutes.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: greyarea on June 17, 2008, 03:51:20 am
Who said 11 pm? is it official? I'm hoping for midday gmt which is in about 11 minutes.

EA spore forum:
http://forums.electronicarts.co.uk/spore/320429-uk-preordered-paid-still-no-game.html
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Beatnuki on June 17, 2008, 03:52:46 am
I pity the foo' who preordered from EA themselves......in this case, me.  :'( I was young, I was foolish.

As for getting back into your account (A FREAKIN' LOGIN BUTTON WOULD NOT HURT, EA!), the way I've been doing it to stare impatiently at the screen is to actually click the Customer Services button, and from there it has a FAQ and the answer to one of the questions, it should be near the top if I recall, is to do with checking up on orders and so on.

All a very round-the-houses way of doing things if you ask me. To say the least.

Oh, the pangs of remorse for me not preordering through D2D! Pity me, for I am a desperate madman at the end of his pitiful rope! I'm downloading the European free trial version now out of sheer morbid desperation because I literally can't wait any longer. And even so it sounds like the uploading thingy on that version is pretty frelled.  :o

(http://cdnll.img1.imagechef.com/w/080617/sampc59fede0662aba54.jpg)
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 17, 2008, 03:55:23 am
What really pisses me off is that most places OTHER THAN EA ITSELF are already selling it and people are getting it NOW!
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: mike20022 on June 17, 2008, 05:12:47 am
(wrights application)

You failed at the first hurdle!
lol sorry.

Ahrg ::)
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: klau1900 on June 17, 2008, 05:25:18 am
I want to thank you greatly for that link, Lore. I just bought the UK version myself - I'm in Olympia, Washington, and it is downloading as I speak. Thank you very much indeed.

Just a heads up for anyone interested, but I've just bought the creature creator through IGN's Direct2Drive UK store and have it downloading now...

http://www.direct2drive.co.uk/4/6201/product/Buy-SPORE-Creature-Creator-UK-Download

Seems like its the file too, 337.8mb

Yep, thanks for the link Lore.
Purchased,  downloaded, and rocking here in AUST.

cheers
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: CosmicD on June 17, 2008, 05:26:10 am
lol yes ironic. And I even thought about ordering it on direct2drive, but i thought: hmm they'll not have it as quick as the eastore itself.

The thing is, this file must come from electronic arts itself, and still they manage to leet all other sites offer it first while their own store manages to somehow: suffer from confusion and somehow between all the miscomunication they got themself and their branches mixed up in confusion.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Absinth on June 17, 2008, 05:33:30 am
Incredible, they will release it almost at the same time with the US version.
Technically it is the 17th still but this is really the worst service i ever used!  >:(
Other sites already have it available, but not the company who made the game!  ???
Whoever is in charge at the EA store, i know for certainty (s)he is incapable!

Back on topic: 6 hours and 26 minutes, for whatever it's worth, they probably will delay it again!
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Woulfe on June 17, 2008, 05:50:50 am
The Story So Far.....

About a year ago....

Maxis : We need a ton of server space for Spore

EA : No you don't it won't nearly be as big as The Sims has been

Maxis : Trust us it will

EA : Okay we'll give you 1 sever, but that's it

Maxis : That won't be nearly enough

EA : We'll be the judge of that

About one week ago....

Maxis guy 1 : I don't think they'll give us more servers

Maxis guy 2 : Any idea how we can get more

Maxis guy 3 ( jokingly ) : Let's leak the free demo online somewhere

Maxis guy 1 & 2 : That's not a bad Idea actually

Shortly afterwards....

EA : What the heck happened to the server we gave you

Maxis : It overloaded

EA : Why

Maxis : Too many creatures were uploaded to it

EA : Well, fix it

Maxis : We can't it's YOUR server after all

EA : Well we'll give you more servers if that'll ease up the load

Maxis : How long will this take ?

EA : Give us a day or two

Maxis : You know this wouldn't have happened if you gave us the servers we asked for a year ago

EA : Yea, yea, yea, we were w-w-w-w-w-w- not right

Maxis : At least you admitted it

This brings us to today....

Okay maybe it didn't happen precisely that way, but something along those lines.

- W -
* smirking *
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Necrox on June 17, 2008, 05:53:08 am
I love social gatherings, but I don't like parties. Does that make sense? :P Parties are usually loads of alcohol (which I don't really drink much), annoying frunk people and music so loud you can't hear your own thoughts (which isn't a problem for the drunk people).

I love to be around people though, and a night in with a bunch of friends, or a day out to a theme park or a trip to the country with friends/work etc. can be awesome :) I like having people around me... just not drunk, stupid, strangers :P


But has anyone got any idea about the EA store for UK though? How to log in?

Not that there's much point in logging into EA store, as it's not avaiable til 11pm :(. But there is a 'login' somewhere on the left?

I see my mistake now.
I thought it would be logical to be able to login to the ea store page since that's where I want to buy/download, and where I can log out - but it seems there is NO option to do that there. To be logged in to the EA STORE, you must first go to the EA HOMEPAGE and log into that instead - and THEN go to the store.
Is it just me or is that retarded design? Meh. I figured it out now anyway: Never bookmark the ea store :P
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Pixxel on June 17, 2008, 05:59:29 am
I called the best game store in Stockholm and they said Scandinavia won't get the full version of spore until the 19th June if we're lucky else it will be the 26th of June.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Absinth on June 17, 2008, 06:10:34 am
Woulfe, i think your little story is exactly whats happening right now.
Spore site is constantly on and off the last 30 minutes i checked.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: leanbarton on June 17, 2008, 06:12:39 am
They just updated the site so the trial is available to download now!
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: vonboy on June 17, 2008, 06:15:32 am
yays *starts downloading* also, the sporepedia has almost 23000 creatures, and some of the new ones actually look like ones made in the trial version, yay me!
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: leanbarton on June 17, 2008, 06:23:03 am
yays *starts downloading* also, the sporepedia has almost 23000 creatures, and some of the new ones actually look like ones made in the trial version, yay me!

There seems to be a lot of duplicates from the same people too though. Not sure what's up with that.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Draugr on June 17, 2008, 06:25:31 am
EA: Challenge Everything     or     EA: Ruins Everything? ; This is indeed quite frustrating.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Dauntless on June 17, 2008, 06:25:42 am
God damnit, I wish EA hadn't made their system a right farce to cancel an order on. Then again, they'd lose thousands that way. God I am so f'ing furious with them now >:(
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: CustodianV131 on June 17, 2008, 06:31:48 am
God damnit, I wish EA hadn't made their system a right farce to cancel an order on. Then again, they'd lose thousands that way. God I am so f'ing furious with them now >:(

Yup, somehow I feel there's a reason its so hard to cancel an order with them. Sneaky!

BAH My first and only buy form the EAstore for sure. I'm not even going to bother about getting the rebate by ordering spore through them.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: OrgunUK on June 17, 2008, 06:32:50 am
Wow EA are really taking the P***, just received an email from them saying "Play with the free Spore Creature Creator - out today" >_< No, how about you send me the download link for the F***ing product I paid for!!!  ;D

This will be my only purchase from the EA store EVER, i'll be buying the full game from either a GAME store or Direct2Drive
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Draugr on June 17, 2008, 06:33:04 am
So if I want to get the CC Direct then I don't have to preorder right? I can just pay for the game via creditcard once it releases.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: 762 on June 17, 2008, 06:35:06 am
God damnit, I wish EA hadn't made their system a right farce to cancel an order on. Then again, they'd lose thousands that way. God I am so f'ing furious with them now >:(

That's why i didn't preorder from an internet download service. It's not like they're going to run out of copies, and in the meantime, if i want to change my mind, the process is as follows:

1. Change mind
2. Don't buy the crap

As opposed to

1. Change mind
2. Look up how to not buy crap
3. Call company between hours of 9-12 BFT every other wednesday except holidays
4. Argue with the Indian guy on the other end of the line about whether or not you want the product
5. Fill out a mandatory questionnaire about why you didn't want it
6. Don't buy the crap
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: MTCason on June 17, 2008, 06:36:23 am
This problem with Spore really confounds me.  EA has been, in my experience, and I've done a -lot- of purchasing through the EA Store by way of Direct Downloads, very timely.  Mass Effect came out, to the minute, when they said it would.  As has every single Spore 2 expansion pack, Crysis, Hellgate London, and C&C 3.  This sort of sloppy, slip-shod failure isn't the norm.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Necrox on June 17, 2008, 06:38:02 am
This problem with Spore really confounds me.  EA has been, in my experience, and I've done a -lot- of purchasing through the EA Store by way of Direct Downloads, very timely.  Mass Effect came out, to the minute, when they said it would.  As has every single Spore 2 expansion pack, Crysis, Hellgate London, and C&C 3.  This sort of sloppy, slip-shod failure isn't the norm.

There's a Spore 2 out?? WOW! When did that happen?? And what about those expansions! I wanna get in on that!  ;D
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: MTCason on June 17, 2008, 06:39:40 am
I meant Sims 2.  Sorry.  Spore on the brain.  :P
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: xirtap on June 17, 2008, 06:47:46 am
EA: Challenge Everything     or     EA: Ruins Everything? ; This is indeed quite frustrating.

I'm pretty sure it's still Challenge Everything. Right now they're challenging their users patience with such a crappy online system. EA is controlled by dumb, greedy bastard. If they had some sense of customer service they would actually spend some money on a decent online system. Believe it or not, but a nice, easy user interface goes a long way.

All I can say is thank god Maxis decided to release the creature creator. Imagine if they decided not to. Oh and, **** EA.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 17, 2008, 06:49:34 am
Customer: I'd like to cancel my pre-order.
EA: Why?
Customer: Because you guys haven't sent it to me yet.
EA: Why?
Customer: How the hell should I know? you're the ones responsible.
EA: Why?
Customer: BAH!!!
EA: It was a problem with our servers in iraq, they got nuked.
Customer: Right...
EA: It's true! Did I forgot to mention or headquarters were also invaded by aliens that came out of a computer screen?
Customer: LET ME PLAY SPORE CC!!!
EA: Why?
Customer: ;_;
EA: Kthxbyethx4j00rmoneyzsucker
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Draugr on June 17, 2008, 06:55:10 am
oh well for me its just another 24 hours in my last 3-4 years of waiting, sadness and exasperation have become one with Spore for me, yet for some reason I still choose to wait. Now that it is finally palpable, they yank it back, not far, but just enough to remind the nature of the game. Its  becoming a little tiring now though, I think I will go to sleep.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Necrox on June 17, 2008, 07:00:28 am
Ok I think we've all vented out EA bashing now.
We didn't get it as early as we liked; damn. Yeah it's not very cool, but there's also over-reacting. Things can mess up for even the best (not saying that EA IS the best by far, but you know what I mean).

Take a glass of water, a deep breath - and relax :) We all want to play with it really really badly and we WILL get to. If not today, then tomorrow is another day. That's how it usually goes ;)
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: DaMuncha on June 17, 2008, 07:05:44 am
Well the leaked version I DLed was 130 megs. The version which is now availible to DL from spore.com is 205 megs. I think they have been working out the bugs these last few days.


--------

Well I thought it was 130.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Spore-addict on June 17, 2008, 07:18:52 am
Actually it was 190mb and zipped....
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: YESH on June 17, 2008, 07:22:42 am
Ok I think we've all vented out EA bashing now.
We didn't get it as early as we liked; damn. Yeah it's not very cool, but there's also over-reacting. Things can mess up for even the best (not saying that EA IS the best by far, but you know what I mean).

Take a glass of water, a deep breath - and relax :) We all want to play with it really really badly and we WILL get to. If not today, then tomorrow is another day. That's how it usually goes ;)
My patience for this pretty much went out the window the moment I saw the danish EA Store- and Spore-site, saying the full version is released and ready for direct download, all over the place. While I have still not heard one f*cking word from these bastards.
They could at least tell us why, or how, they are messing up this badly.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Slartibartfast on June 17, 2008, 07:34:32 am
Myspace (http://www.myspace.com/) has some awful Spore adds.  Check them out while they're hot pink.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: JakeCourtney on June 17, 2008, 07:35:10 am
I've been playing with the full version since yesterday about 10:00 PM American Central Time.

Bought the UK version and downloaded right away.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Absinth on June 17, 2008, 07:35:59 am
"News Flash 
Welcome to spore.com! Today is the official release of the Spore Creature Creator. Both a free trial version and the complete Spore Creature Creator are now available. Be sure to sign up and share your creations in The Sporepedia here at spore.com. Check out the FAQ area on our site to learn more about the Creature Creator and sharing."

Where?
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: vonboy on June 17, 2008, 07:37:29 am
lol, my sister will be blasted with spore ads on her favorite website, and i will be playing the spore cc every living second she is not on (we only have one computer), she is gonna be sick of spore in 5 seconds flat lol.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 17, 2008, 07:42:27 am
"News Flash 
Welcome to spore.com! Today is the official release of the Spore Creature Creator. Both a free trial version and the complete Spore Creature Creator are now available. Be sure to sign up and share your creations in The Sporepedia here at spore.com. Check out the FAQ area on our site to learn more about the Creature Creator and sharing."

Where?

I agree... WHERE?
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: AhavoRaboTaco on June 17, 2008, 07:44:51 am
I'm kinda angry now.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: vonboy on June 17, 2008, 07:51:34 am
so as far as logins and uploading creatures, is the sporepedia working better now then a few days ago? i notice there a couple thousand creatures per hour being added.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: YESH on June 17, 2008, 07:56:20 am
Lol, this is just too obvious; the EA call center is down in Denmark, so you can't call in and cancel your order. And howcome you have to call them to cancel your order, when everything else in the EA Store is worked out online...
They are screwing me over so badly and they're not even trying to cover it up.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Rct2mad on June 17, 2008, 07:56:46 am
WILL IT STOP BLOODY TELLING ME THAT I CAN PRE-ORDER IT!?!?!
I PRE-ORDERED ON SUNDAY D*****S's!






... just let me have the game  >:(
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: vonboy on June 17, 2008, 07:58:48 am
so are we still gonna have a party with inks after all of this?
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Draugr on June 17, 2008, 08:01:27 am
Oh god, if this is the madness cause by the CC release, think of what horrible things will befall this community on the Actual Spore release.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: YESH on June 17, 2008, 08:02:36 am
Oh god, if this is the madness cause by the CC release, think of what horrible things will befall this community on the Actual Spore release.
By then, people will probably have realized that ordering directly from EA is a no-go.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 17, 2008, 08:05:13 am
I have 2 things driving me mad!

1. Spore CC Free Trial closes on start up every 19/20 times I try to run it <_<
2. Spore CC Full isn't out yet (for people who bought it from the EA Store)

Better luck than that only if the Full CC also closes on start up... then I'll buy a gun and shoot someone.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Rct2mad on June 17, 2008, 08:06:11 am
<b>Is it a good sign that www.electronicarts.co.uk (http://www.electronicarts.co.uk) keeps getting "Closed for maintenance?"
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: greyarea on June 17, 2008, 08:13:12 am
Well at least I can view my preorder invoice now when it always used to give an error.  Gradually they might pull together that pile of junk they call a website  :P
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: CosmicD on June 17, 2008, 08:16:43 am
lol, on the dutch site they already have a message saying that belgium and holland will have spore on september 4th, I guess the best thing to do is just not believing this and set your mind on the week after that for both EU and American versions.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Pinstar on June 17, 2008, 08:18:31 am
I have 2 things driving me mad!

1. Spore CC Free Trial closes on start up every 19/20 times I try to run it <_<
2. Spore CC Full isn't out yet (for people who bought it from the EA Store)

Better luck than that only if the Full CC also closes on start up... then I'll buy a gun and shoot someone.

Exactly!

I asked the guy at the Gamestop near me when he'd be getting the software version in, and he said not till tomorrow either.

With the CC free trial broken, I'm hesitant to download the full version, lest it get afflicted by the same thing as the trial (I'm guessing its connected to the EA downloader).

I might just hold out and wait for the software version and pick that up at Gamestop...
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: CosmicD on June 17, 2008, 08:22:35 am
I got 4.0.395 of the ea download manager, i never had these problems really.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: sporeticus on June 17, 2008, 08:23:27 am
Please tell me there's someone out there who, like me, was dozy enough to pre-order it three times not knowing how the system works *embarrassment*

I now have three confirmation invoices in my email for three different orders, costing me £14.97 in total  :-\

Well, gotta laugh really  :D

EDIT: Thats the only thing I can do, otherwise tears set in  :'(
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: greyarea on June 17, 2008, 08:25:15 am
I got 4.0.395 of the ea download manager, i never had these problems really.

Ditto, all works fine apart from a little in-game sporepedia oddness.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Nazzul on June 17, 2008, 08:27:03 am
I am located in the U.S. If I dl the direct2drive will I have any problems in the future?
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: DoggySpew on June 17, 2008, 08:31:40 am
I keep getting "Invalid password" which is a lie.
Can't even check anything. EA should post a "Closed for maintenance" page if they are, well, maintaining the website.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: CosmicD on June 17, 2008, 08:44:25 am
there's something really anomalous going on with this client login feature from EA. Normally you get a fairly big login screen to login your account, but it usually stops working when you visited too many sites from other countries . (at least that's my experience)..  Then that login screen appears to be smaller

usually it helps to exit all your browsers or  start loging into your locali site.

it's really arbitrary though, sometimes I get a dutch page with my orders, sometimes the page is in english.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Fobok on June 17, 2008, 08:47:50 am
I can't even login to the EA Store today. EADM logs in fine, but when I try to check if it's finally been added to the recent orders list, it won't accept my email/password.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Mangerman on June 17, 2008, 08:49:41 am
there's something really anomalous going on with this client login feature from EA. Normally you get a fairly big login screen to login your account, but it usually stops working when you visited too many sites from other countries . (at least that's my experience)..  Then that login screen appears to be smaller

usually it helps to exit all your browsers or  start loging into your locali site.

it's really arbitrary though, sometimes I get a dutch page with my orders, sometimes the page is in english.

Same here, getting rederected somewhere else everytime, very random.
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: CosmicD on June 17, 2008, 08:54:06 am
hehe, i could login this morning but no longer. Befor that, i've seen the creature creater stand as "submitted" since forever. (i ordered 14 may
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Woulfe on June 17, 2008, 09:22:29 am

Now that the 'official' trial version is out should we rename this topic ?

- W -
* Just a thought mind you *


Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Amazingchi on June 17, 2008, 09:23:14 am
Eh, there's still the Full version to come... but you could add Trial is out to it? but that would be one long title!
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Logan Felipe on June 17, 2008, 09:36:14 am
WTH?!
http://www.spore.com/what (http://www.spore.com/what)

Curse you, Internet!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7O1Qd_FNgfM

Edit: NVm; it works now. :P
Title: Re: Any time now... European / < 1 American Days!!!
Post by: Woulfe on June 17, 2008, 09:36:47 am
Eh, there's still the Full version to come... but you could add Trial is out to it? but that would be one long title!

This was counting down to the Trial version, now it needs to countdown to the full version.

That's what I mean by retitling the thread silly

- W -
* 1/2 a day to US full version and 7 days to UK full version ? *
Title: Re: EU: approx 5 hours / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: DarkDragon on June 17, 2008, 09:44:38 am
7 days? it's comming out in 5 hours and 16 minutes according to EA.
Title: Re: EU: approx 5 hours / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Woulfe on June 17, 2008, 09:48:23 am
7 days? it's comming out in 5 hours and 16 minutes according to EA.

Download or physical disk ?

I don't trust the EA's DM after what happened with folks last night and part of this morning.

That and I want a physical disk anyway.

- W -
* But that's just me *
Title: Re: EU: approx 5 hours / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: DarkDragon on June 17, 2008, 09:56:55 am
7 days? it's comming out in 5 hours and 16 minutes according to EA.

Download or physical disk ?

I don't trust the EA's DM after what happened with folks last night and part of this morning.

That and I want a physical disk anyway.

- W -
* But that's just me *


Some people already have the physical disk, at least in NZ. Dunno about other countries.
Title: Re: EU: approx 5 hours / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Myshuno on June 17, 2008, 10:00:12 am
7 days? it's comming out in 5 hours and 16 minutes according to EA.

Download or physical disk ?

I don't trust the EA's DM after what happened with folks last night and part of this morning.

That and I want a physical disk anyway.

- W -
* But that's just me *


what happened?
Title: Re: EU: approx 5 hours / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Holiace on June 17, 2008, 10:04:05 am
5 hours?
Title: Re: EU: approx 5 hours / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: DarkDragon on June 17, 2008, 10:05:14 am
Yes, EA guy said at 23:00 GMT, it's now 18:05 so in 4:55.
Title: Re: EU: approx 5 hours / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Woulfe on June 17, 2008, 10:09:05 am
7 days? it's comming out in 5 hours and 16 minutes according to EA.

Download or physical disk ?

I don't trust the EA's DM after what happened with folks last night and part of this morning.

That and I want a physical disk anyway.

- W -
* But that's just me *


what happened?

Well, for starters it kept making the SCC crash to desktop while running itself in the background, even 'Logged In' didn't fix that problem, the only way to fix the problem was to REMOVE the EA DM from the computer and then SCC would run just fine.

Many people couldn't get it to download anything at the time that the Trial & Full versions were due to be online, many gave up and used Direct2Dive instead to get their copy, need I go on ?

I watched this happen in this very thread, then I said to myself, I'M so glad I decided to get a physical disk a long time ago and not deal with this BS.

- W -
* YMMV *
Title: Re: EU: approx 5 hours / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: DarkDragon on June 17, 2008, 10:11:02 am
Now I'm pre-ordering Spore on d2d next month :)
Title: Re: EU: approx 5 hours / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Woulfe on June 17, 2008, 10:16:35 am
Now I'm pre-ordering Spore on d2d next month :)

You learned a lesson from all this, as did everyone else.

Let's hope EA learned a lesson as well.

- W -
* Here for the countdown still *
Title: Re: EU: approx 5 hours / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: CosmicD on June 17, 2008, 10:24:29 am
I don't think you can get a coupon if you order the cc from the ea store and then spore from direct2drive though.
Title: Re: EU: approx 5 hours / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: DarkDragon on June 17, 2008, 10:25:39 am
I don't think you can get a coupon if you order the cc from the ea store and then spore from direct2drive though.

I don't mind losing 10 bucks as far as I don't have to go through this bs again.
Title: Re: EU: approx 5 hours / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Goomashroom on June 17, 2008, 10:28:24 am
So is my EADM supposed to just be a white box in the middle with no text or buttons or anything? I kind of expected to see something... like some columns or something, and I just want to make sure this thing is working right when the CC gets released
Title: Re: EU: approx 5 hours / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: DarkDragon on June 17, 2008, 10:30:29 am
It's not working right.
Title: Re: EU: approx 5 hours / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Goomashroom on June 17, 2008, 10:36:02 am
So yours doesn't look like this?

(http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/4561/eadmzc9.th.jpg) (http://img247.imageshack.us/my.php?image=eadmzc9.jpg)
Title: Re: EU: approx 5 hours / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Celdur on June 17, 2008, 10:40:57 am
is there another site to get it? the direct2drive thing only has visa and mastercard : /

why arnt more sites like steam...
Title: Re: EU: approx 5 hours / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Woulfe on June 17, 2008, 10:41:22 am
So yours doesn't look like this?

(http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/4561/eadmzc9.th.jpg) (http://img247.imageshack.us/my.php?image=eadmzc9.jpg)

Mine looked like that for all of 1 min, then I got rid of it as I couldn't start SCC with the dang thing running in the Background all the time looking for updates that weren't there.

SCC kept getting knocked to the desktop over and over by the EADM.
I came to the reasoning that the EADM is a pile of [ BLEEP ] so I removed it forcibly off my PC.
Everything works now.

- W -
* YMMV *
Title: Re: EU: approx 5 hours / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: YESH on June 17, 2008, 10:43:09 am
So yours doesn't look like this?

(http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/4561/eadmzc9.th.jpg) (http://img247.imageshack.us/my.php?image=eadmzc9.jpg)
Mine looks like that aswell. According to EA the CC should be visible but not downloadable, according to people here it shouldn't be visible untill it releases and taking EA's credibility so far into consideration, I would go with what people say here.
Title: Re: EU: approx 5 hours / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Goomashroom on June 17, 2008, 10:51:55 am
awesome, thanks
Title: Re: EU: approx 5 hours / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: WeAreLegion on June 17, 2008, 10:53:35 am
Called my local GameStop where I pre-paid for it.

They told me it comes out in September.   :-\

I explained the Demo CC is today or tomorrow...

They said they don't know and don't have it.

Kid sounded like he was twelve and I threatened to punch him and his Mom in the face.

*sigh*

It is hard since I work in retail that offers GOOD customer service...I am overly harsh on the remaining 99% of the retail world.  :D
Title: Re: EU: approx 5 hours / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Woulfe on June 17, 2008, 11:01:33 am
I talked to another less stupid Gamestop, and they said they are expecting it Wednesday between 11am and 1pm.
But I still fear it is an unpatched and unpatchable version.

The full version should be okay, as long as the EADM thing doesn't screw it up like it did the Trial version today.

All my issues didn't come from the SCC at all, guess that right there shows the difference between Maxis and EA, EA made the EADM themselves, so you gotta wonder about that.

- W -
* YMMV *
 
Title: Re: EU: approx 5 hours / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: DarkDragon on June 17, 2008, 11:04:52 am
So yours doesn't look like this?

(http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/4561/eadmzc9.th.jpg) (http://img247.imageshack.us/my.php?image=eadmzc9.jpg)

Oh it does, when you said a white box I thought you meant a complete white box. Also, it doesn't work like Steam so check your email regularly because when they release the full CC it will be an email with the link, then it will start downloading on the EADM.
Title: Re: EU: approx 4 hours / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: leanbarton on June 17, 2008, 11:17:47 am
My EA Store order says tomorrow at noon.(US) CDT. I wonder if it's true. or it'll be nightime like the UK's.
Title: Re: EU: approx 4 hours / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Amazingchi on June 17, 2008, 11:22:26 am
My EA Store order says tomorrow at noon.(US) CDT. I wonder if it's true. or it'll be nightime like the UK's.

No that's Midday.... as in 1 hour after 11AM...

Well only just over 3 and half hours for Europe!
Title: Re: EU: approx 4 hours / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Woulfe on June 17, 2008, 11:26:37 am
UK gets it in 3 hours and change, yup.

[ Looks at countdown clock on desktop ]

US still has about 23 hours and change.

- W -
* give or take a few mins / seconds from this post *
Title: Re: EU: approx 4 hours / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Rct2mad on June 17, 2008, 11:36:51 am
I'm in the process of trying to convice my parents that it'll be fine to run the PC overnight - and I think I'm winning  :D
Title: Re: EU: approx 4 hours / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: creiij on June 17, 2008, 11:43:16 am
I'm in the process of trying to convice my parents that it'll be fine to run the PC overnight - and I think I'm winning  :D

Just tell them I have 2 computers running 24/7 and it's no problem in anyway, fiance don't even complain =)
Title: Re: EU: approx 3 hours / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: DarkDragon on June 17, 2008, 11:58:10 am
I got my PC running for months and it doesn't screw up anything.
Title: Re: EU: approx 3 hours / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Conflict on June 17, 2008, 12:01:22 pm
I got my PC running for months and it doesn't screw up anything.

...other then your electricity bill. :P
Title: Re: EU: approx 3 hours / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Rct2mad on June 17, 2008, 12:02:08 pm
Yeah exactly  ;)
Title: Re: EU: approx 3 hours / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: DarkDragon on June 17, 2008, 12:05:42 pm
Not really, doesn't affect it much. It's an extra 15 bucks or so.
Title: Re: EU: approx 3 hours / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Woulfe on June 17, 2008, 12:06:01 pm
I should of made a countdown clock on my desktop for the UK as well.....

US.... t- 22:54:50

UK.... t- 2:54:50

More or less

- W -
* Just an update *
Title: Re: EU: approx 4 hours / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: MTCason on June 17, 2008, 12:07:31 pm
UK gets it in 3 hours and change, yup.

[ Looks at countdown clock on desktop ]

US still has about 23 hours and change.

- W -
* give or take a few mins / seconds from this post *


If it is released at 12 PM CDT, that's only 19 hours and 54 minutes away.  :P
Title: Re: EU: approx 3 hours / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: xirtap on June 17, 2008, 12:10:58 pm
Let's just hope we don't crash their server when we try to download it :P
Title: Re: EU: approx 4 hours / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Woulfe on June 17, 2008, 12:12:01 pm
UK gets it in 3 hours and change, yup.

[ Looks at countdown clock on desktop ]

US still has about 23 hours and change.

- W -
* give or take a few mins / seconds from this post *


If it is released at 12 PM CDT, that's only 19 hours and 54 minutes away.  :P

I won't be able to get to the mall here untill NOON my time tho, I have a meeting in the morning, that's why I set my countdown clock 'till NOON my time.

Or I'd be depressed about it being out and I can't get it because I'll be in the middle of a meeting and can't bow out of said meeting, see ?

- W -
* Who wants to remain happy and not get sad during his meeting tomorrow *
Title: Re: EU: approx 3 hours / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: YESH on June 17, 2008, 12:12:47 pm
Let's just hope we don't crash their server when we try to download it :P
Too late...

EDIT: Nvm, it's up again.
Title: Re: EU: approx 3 hours / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Woulfe on June 17, 2008, 12:16:03 pm
Let's just hope we don't crash their server when we try to download it :P
Too late...

EDIT: Nvm, it's up again.

And folks wondered why I wanted a physical disk ?

- W -
* shakes his head *
Title: Re: EU: approx 3 hours / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: MTCason on June 17, 2008, 12:23:38 pm
This thread begs for it ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_IKcMl_a9A
Title: Re: EU: approx 3 hours / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Woulfe on June 17, 2008, 12:26:19 pm
This thread begs for it ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3PV34CzYWM

WE'RE SORRY, THIS VIDEO IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

I don't get it.

- W -
* Wait, maybe that's the point is, We're not getting the joke *
Title: Re: EU: approx 3 hours / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Amazingchi on June 17, 2008, 12:33:28 pm
This thread begs for it ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3PV34CzYWM

The Final Countdown!


Works for me.
Title: Re: EU: approx 3 hours / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: MTCason on June 17, 2008, 12:34:10 pm
Dangit.  Fixed.
Title: Re: EU: approx 3 hours / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Woulfe on June 17, 2008, 12:52:14 pm
Dangit.  Fixed.

I noticed that when I did a quote + reply that http://www.Youtube.com/ wasn't in there, which is why I made a point about not getting it ;)

Now I do get the joke of course....

- W -
* The final doooooown coooooooooount oooooooooooohhhhhhhhh *

Title: Re: EU: approx 3 hours / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Tesla on June 17, 2008, 12:58:36 pm
I preordered 4 hours before its supposed release.

Note the supposed.
Title: Re: EU: approx 2 hours / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Absinth on June 17, 2008, 01:10:23 pm
New text for The final countdown!

Were waiting together,
But still its not there
And maybe It will come,
To earth, who can tell?
I guess there is EA to blame for
Were leaving ground
Will the CC ever be released?

Its the final countdown...
Title: Re: EU: approx 2 hours / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: DoggySpew on June 17, 2008, 01:18:07 pm
New text for The final countdown!

Were waiting together,
But still its not there
And maybe It will come,
To earth, who can tell?
I guess there is EA to blame for
Were leaving ground
Will the CC ever be released?

Its the final countdown...

Oh, We're heading for Venus (Venus)
and still we stand tall
cause maybe Will's seen us
and welcomes us all, yeah
with so many light years to go
and parts to be found (to be found)
I'm sure that we'll wont miss them all.
It's the final countdown.

Title: Re: EU: approx 2 hours / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Bonemouse on June 17, 2008, 01:23:01 pm
When it says that it will be available by 12:00:00 on the 18th, does that mean Midnight tonight or noon tomorrow?
Title: Re: EU: approx 2 hours / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: DarkDragon on June 17, 2008, 01:24:18 pm
Midday of the 18th.
Title: Re: EU: approx 2 hours / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Bonemouse on June 17, 2008, 01:26:00 pm
Thanks. :)
Title: Re: EU: approx 2 hours / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Cosmosis on June 17, 2008, 01:36:29 pm
Is it just me, or has NOBODY who preordered from EA Store got the full CC???
Title: Re: EU: approx 2 hours / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: sporeticus on June 17, 2008, 01:38:21 pm
New text for The final countdown!

Were waiting together,
But still its not there
And maybe It will come,
To earth, who can tell?
I guess there is EA to blame for
Were leaving ground
Will the CC ever be released?

Its the final countdown...

Oh, We're heading for Venus (Venus)
and still we stand tall
cause maybe Will's seen us
and welcomes us all, yeah
with so many light years to go
and parts to be found (to be found)
I'm sure that we'll wont miss them all.
It's the final countdown.



I sang that to myself, brought me a much needed smile during the wait. Thanks guys :-)
I'm in UK and still waiting. The time is 21:37 and I have work at 05:00. Life's cruel hehe
Title: Re: EU: approx 2 hours / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Martham112 on June 17, 2008, 01:39:45 pm
Is it just me, or has NOBODY who preordered from EA Store got the full CC???

It's not just you.
To be honest I wish it was only you who thought that.
Title: Re: EU: approx 1 hour & 20 min / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: DarkDragon on June 17, 2008, 01:42:35 pm
As I've said before, direct2drive seems to release stuff before EA itself, not only this time but on other occasions... I'm getting Spore from D2D now :P
Title: Re: EU: approx 1 hour & 20 min / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Huckbuck on June 17, 2008, 01:46:15 pm
Why won't it be released in 15 minutes? Didn't you say it would be released 23.00? Thats what the clock is here anyway, and Im at GMT +1.
Title: Re: EU: approx 1 hour & 20 min / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: DarkDragon on June 17, 2008, 01:53:13 pm
I said GMT, it's still 21:53 in GMT.
Title: Re: EU: approx 1 hour & 20 min / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: sporeticus on June 17, 2008, 01:55:48 pm
I said GMT, it's still 21:53 in GMT.

YOU'RE WRONG!

It's 21:56

Had to *shrugs*.
It's the wait. It's naggin at me  :-\
Title: Re: EU: approx 1 hour & 20 min / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Cosmosis on June 17, 2008, 01:57:23 pm
As I've said before, direct2drive seems to release stuff before EA itself, not only this time but on other occasions... I'm getting Spore from D2D now :P

HOLY COW, D2D surely is faster than EA store, since you're already downloading SPORE! The rest of us has to wait until september 5 to do that ;)
Title: Re: EU: approx 2 hours / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Woulfe on June 17, 2008, 01:58:07 pm
New text for The final countdown!

Were waiting together,
But still its not there
And maybe It will come,
To earth, who can tell?
I guess there is EA to blame for
Were leaving ground
Will the CC ever be released?

Its the final countdown...

Oh, We're heading for Venus (Venus)
and still we stand tall
cause maybe Will's seen us
and welcomes us all, yeah
with so many light years to go
and parts to be found (to be found)
I'm sure that we'll wont miss them all.
It's the final countdown.



I sang that to myself, brought me a much needed smile during the wait. Thanks guys :-)
I'm in UK and still waiting. The time is 21:37 and I have work at 05:00. Life's cruel hehe

I so vote for this as our official theme song for this thread !

Anyone else agree ?

- W -
* Sings it out loud *
Title: Re: EU: approx 1 hour & 20 min / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Tesla on June 17, 2008, 01:58:52 pm
As I've said before, direct2drive seems to release stuff before EA itself, not only this time but on other occasions... I'm getting Spore from D2D now :P

HOLY COW, D2D surely is faster than EA store, since you're already downloading SPORE! The rest of us has to wait until september 5 to do that ;)

DD's PC processor is flux capacitor capable.
Title: Re: EU: approx 1 hour & 20 min / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: DarkDragon on June 17, 2008, 01:59:15 pm
As I've said before, direct2drive seems to release stuff before EA itself, not only this time but on other occasions... I'm getting Spore from D2D now :P

HOLY COW, D2D surely is faster than EA store, since you're already downloading SPORE! The rest of us has to wait until september 5 to do that ;)

now as in, I was gonna get it from the EA Store before.
Title: Re: EU: approx 1 hour & 20 min / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: vbGamer on June 17, 2008, 02:00:50 pm
Looks like something's going up -
The "Download creature editor" link takes you to a new page (seems laggy).

Here we go! http://eu.spore.com/whatisspore/creaturecreator.cfm

Now, don't all download at once... ;)
Title: Re: EU: approx 1 hour & 20 min / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Woulfe on June 17, 2008, 02:07:33 pm
Looks like something's going up -
The "Download creature editor" link takes you to a new page (seems laggy).

Here we go! http://eu.spore.com/whatisspore/creaturecreator.cfm

Now, don't all download at once... ;)

Well, I'm not gonna touch that link, let someone else try their luck.....

- W -
* Only because I'm getting the disk itself tomorrow *
Title: Re: EU: approx 1 hour & 20 min / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Rct2mad on June 17, 2008, 02:09:25 pm
Just a laggier version of when you go on CC tab on the UK Spore site. Saw it earlier ;)
Title: Re: EU: approx 1 hour & 20 min / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: greyarea on June 17, 2008, 02:11:36 pm
Link looks no different, anyway, the EA rep said 2300 BST iirc i.e 2200 GMT.

It's currently 2211 BST :. 49 mins. remain.
Title: Re: EU: approx 1 hour & 20 min / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Absinth on June 17, 2008, 02:11:42 pm
The official Spore dancing competition.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4b3FVm4pts
Title: Re: EU: approx 40 min / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: BumpyRide on June 17, 2008, 02:13:24 pm
Sheesh. They sure are marketting like there's no tommorow.
Title: Re: EU: approx 40 min / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Plank of Wood on June 17, 2008, 02:15:46 pm
PRETTY GREEN ONIONS.

Law of the Internet says that we must do a Rick Roll.
Title: Re: EU: approx 40 min / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: creiij on June 17, 2008, 02:17:18 pm
Downloading it from D2D to, trying to cancel my other order, if it's to late I'll just give the key to a friend.

Got like 20 min left on the download....
Title: Re: EU: approx 40 min / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Woulfe on June 17, 2008, 02:27:27 pm
Downloading it from D2D to, trying to cancel my other order, if it's to late I'll just give the key to a friend.

Got like 20 min left on the download....

This has been happening all day today and last night, many jumped ship & went over to D2D.

I'm not surprised to see one more join the ranks.

- W -
* Not surprised at all *
Title: Re: EU: approx 40 min / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: sporeticus on June 17, 2008, 02:29:51 pm
Anyone else think the woman in that video has a sexy thing goin on, or is it just my mind melting from the wait. 30 MINS!
Title: Re: EU: approx 40 min / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Rct2mad on June 17, 2008, 02:32:22 pm
Downloading it from D2D to, trying to cancel my other order, if it's to late I'll just give the key to a friend.

Got like 20 min left on the download....

This has been happening all day today and last night, many jumped ship & went over to D2D.

I'm not surprised to see one more join the ranks.

- W -
* Not surprised at all *
You seem quite happy to rub this in Woulfe  ;)
Title: Re: EU: approx 40 min / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: DarkDragon on June 17, 2008, 02:34:05 pm
Sorry to say this but it seems quite uh... st.. ya know... to get it from d2d about 30 minutes before it's on ea store.
Title: Re: EU: approx 40 min / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Woulfe on June 17, 2008, 02:36:19 pm
Downloading it from D2D to, trying to cancel my other order, if it's to late I'll just give the key to a friend.

Got like 20 min left on the download....

This has been happening all day today and last night, many jumped ship & went over to D2D.

I'm not surprised to see one more join the ranks.

- W -
* Not surprised at all *
You seem quite happy to rub this in Woulfe  ;)

Only because it shows that EA was caught with their collective pants down, that's all.

- W -
* Yes, I'm happy *
 
Title: Re: EU: approx 40 min / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Salazar on June 17, 2008, 02:37:29 pm
I would have tried to get it from d2d if they didnt need a credit card.  :'(

Well, not even 30 minutes now...
Title: Re: EU: approx 40 min / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Darth Grievi on June 17, 2008, 02:40:34 pm
If you live in North America, can you still get it off Direct 2 Drive?

And how reliable are they? My dad doesn't buy anything from sites he doesn't know.
Title: Re: EU: approx 40 min / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Dauntless on June 17, 2008, 02:42:45 pm
If you live in North America, can you still get it off Direct 2 Drive?

And how reliable are they? My dad doesn't buy anything from sites he doesn't know.

Well put it this way - D2D or EA... Reading pages 65 onward should help you in your decision

Then of course there's the safer and less lazy option of going to the shop
Title: Re: EU: approx 40 min / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: xirtap on June 17, 2008, 02:44:39 pm
If you live in North America, can you still get it off Direct 2 Drive?

And how reliable are they? My dad doesn't buy anything from sites he doesn't know.

Stay away from D2D. They will steal your identity the first chance they get!
Title: Re: EU: approx 40 min / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Woulfe on June 17, 2008, 02:48:22 pm
If you live in North America, can you still get it off Direct 2 Drive?

And how reliable are they? My dad doesn't buy anything from sites he doesn't know.

Well put it this way - D2D or EA... Reading pages 65 onward should help you in your decision

Then of course there's the safer and less lazy option of going to the shop

Yes, page 65 and up is about where I saw folks jumping off the EAtanic and onto the D2Dpatha

It's been that way from then on.

- W -
* Who isn't rearranging those deck chairs anytime soon *


 
Title: Re: EU: approx 10 min / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Martham112 on June 17, 2008, 02:51:07 pm
I didn't abandon. I'm hoping that everyone went to D2D so my download time will be as short as the time I've spent not waiting for Spore.
Title: Re: EU: approx 10 min / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Veraal on June 17, 2008, 02:52:07 pm
holy crap, ten minutes? i wasn't aware.

though, i am not as fantastically enthusiastic as most of you guys.

i feel like meh about it.
Title: Re: EU: approx 10 min / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Woulfe on June 17, 2008, 02:53:44 pm
holy crap, ten minutes? i wasn't aware.

though, i am not as fantastically enthusiastic as most of you guys.

i feel like meh about it.

Ditto, I'm just passing the time 'till tomorrow when I go to the mall to get it.

- W -
* Really *
Title: Re: EU: approx 10 min / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: DarkDragon on June 17, 2008, 02:55:01 pm
Someone start counting how many times Woulfe says that  ;D
Title: Re: EU: approx 10 min / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: mike20022 on June 17, 2008, 02:55:40 pm
holy crap, ten minutes? i wasn't aware.

though, i am not as fantastically enthusiastic as most of you guys.

i feel like meh about it.

I have lost all Faith in EA and I'm not going to hold my breath I think it will be ready tomorrow now  :(
Title: Re: EU: approx 10 min / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Huckbuck on June 17, 2008, 02:55:51 pm
5 mins. Some part of me refuse to believe it will be released then though, I will never trust EA. NEVER. Well, except if they give me candy. (Yes, it IS good that I never encountered a pedophile as a child.)
Title: Re: EU: approx 10 min / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Woulfe on June 17, 2008, 02:57:08 pm
Someone start counting how many times Woulfe says that  ;D

FOURTY TWO !

- W -
* What do I win ? *
Title: Re: EU: approx 5 min / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: DarkDragon on June 17, 2008, 02:58:11 pm
5 mins. Some part of me refuse to believe it will be released then though, I will never trust EA. NEVER. Well, except if they give me candy. (Yes, it IS good that I never encountered a pedophile as a child.)

Hai thar Huckbuck
(http://oculosis.com/maraby/tmp/pedobear.png)
Title: Re: EU: approx 10 min / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: sporeticus on June 17, 2008, 02:59:25 pm
Someone start counting how many times Woulfe says that  ;D

FOURTY TWO !

- W -
* What do I win ? *


The ultimate question and the ultimate answer are mutually exclusive. To know both would cause Spore to end, and a new, more radical and unusual Spore to be created in its place
Title: Re: EU: approx 1 min / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Huckbuck on June 17, 2008, 02:59:42 pm
I see no candy <.< :P


1 minute gentlemen. 1.
Title: Re: EU: approx 1 min / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Absinth on June 17, 2008, 03:00:29 pm
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Lift off!


EDIT:

Houston we have a problem!  ;D
Title: Re: EU: approx 1 min / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Darth Grievi on June 17, 2008, 03:00:38 pm
I guess I'll just wait to go to the mall.

My dad refuses to register for most shopping sites, anyway, unless they're that of a major company.
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: mike20022 on June 17, 2008, 03:00:55 pm
Taps fingers
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Huckbuck on June 17, 2008, 03:01:38 pm
Here its 00.01  ::)
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Mangerman on June 17, 2008, 03:02:00 pm
Let's start counting up again!
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Megajames75 on June 17, 2008, 03:02:12 pm
 ???  :o  :(   >:(   :'(


Sums it all up
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: DarkDragon on June 17, 2008, 03:02:22 pm
Alright, EA didn't keep their word for the 42nd time. FIRE THE ROCKETS AND GET TO THE CHOPPA!
Title: Re: EU: approx 1 min / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: sporeticus on June 17, 2008, 03:02:25 pm
I guess I'll just wait to go to the mall.

My dad refuses to register for most shopping sites, anyway, unless they're that of a major company.

Absinth gave us a wonderful countdown, all in bold and everything, and YOU had to post that right after. Anti-climax x 100
Kiddin'  ;)

EDIT: T-plus 4 mins and counting
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Megajames75 on June 17, 2008, 03:03:24 pm
lift off, -1 mins, -2mins, -3 mins
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: greyarea on June 17, 2008, 03:03:32 pm
You didn't think that they were actually going to release it did you?

 ;D
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: xirtap on June 17, 2008, 03:03:43 pm
Woho, downloading at 800KB/s.
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Martham112 on June 17, 2008, 03:04:16 pm
Erm. How?
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Megajames75 on June 17, 2008, 03:04:43 pm
How, where, when?
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: DarkDragon on June 17, 2008, 03:04:53 pm
Woho, downloading at 800KB/s.

In your mind :P
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Huckbuck on June 17, 2008, 03:04:57 pm
THE MAIL IS HERE! THIS IS SPARTA!
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: MTCason on June 17, 2008, 03:05:27 pm
Woho, downloading at 800KB/s.

Does this mean you got it?
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Woulfe on June 17, 2008, 03:05:50 pm
LIFTOFF !

Okay...

Next Countdown....

- W -
* Smirks *
 

Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: xirtap on June 17, 2008, 03:05:55 pm
How, where, when?

lol, I got the ea mail :-). Done in less than 2 minutes.
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: sporeticus on June 17, 2008, 03:05:59 pm
My mail icon blinked and my heart skipped a beat!
Frantically click to open it, and it's a mate askin me if I had the CC yet......

Pillock  :-[
Was all hyped then n all
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Megajames75 on June 17, 2008, 03:06:03 pm
Why do they hate me?
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Bona Fide Supraman on June 17, 2008, 03:06:10 pm
We have to wait for the email?
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Mangerman on June 17, 2008, 03:06:32 pm
I got an EA mail too!! with a link
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: AhavoRaboTaco on June 17, 2008, 03:07:25 pm
WHERE IS MAH MAIL!?!?!?!
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Mangerman on June 17, 2008, 03:07:58 pm
Finally, downloading the Full version right now!
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: mike20022 on June 17, 2008, 03:08:20 pm
WHERE IS MAH MAIL!?!?!?!

My thoughts exactly ::)
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Salazar on June 17, 2008, 03:08:37 pm
Ive got a question, how can i log in at the ea store?
Because it seems i cant log in (or log out for that matter)
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: greyarea on June 17, 2008, 03:08:43 pm
SPY'S SAPPIN' MAH MAILBAWKS
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Martham112 on June 17, 2008, 03:08:50 pm
You lucky people! I want my email!
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: CosmicD on June 17, 2008, 03:08:56 pm
wohoo, just found a difference in my order list as well, then got the amil

let's go :P (although on the dutch site i don't see any link nor in the EADM a new slot :)
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Catman on June 17, 2008, 03:09:03 pm
I got the e-mail for EA at 0:00, GMT+1, downloading now.
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: xirtap on June 17, 2008, 03:09:19 pm
Woho, installed and starting up, smell you guys later.
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Serinen on June 17, 2008, 03:09:27 pm
Ahhhhh, I want it I want it I want it
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Woulfe on June 17, 2008, 03:09:35 pm
So no issues anyone ?

- W -
* Who might be surprised if it goes smoother then LAST night did *
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: AhavoRaboTaco on June 17, 2008, 03:09:58 pm
STILL WAITING FOR THE MAIL!!!!
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Dauntless on June 17, 2008, 03:10:10 pm
IF I DONT GET MY MAIL SOON!!! ROARHHH!!! DAUNTLESS SMASH!!!
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Mangerman on June 17, 2008, 03:10:14 pm
600 kb/s Bless EA! Only 5 minutes late!
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Huckbuck on June 17, 2008, 03:10:40 pm
I didn't have EADM, so I have to get that first  :'(

Its done now though :P
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Cosmosis on June 17, 2008, 03:11:10 pm
I got the mail, but i can't see it at my Download Manager - what do i need to do?!?!?
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Megagun on June 17, 2008, 03:12:03 pm
Just got the mail here, too.. The Netherlands...
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: CosmicD on June 17, 2008, 03:12:11 pm
me neither, you dutch also?
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: sporeticus on June 17, 2008, 03:12:22 pm
Well, I accidentally bought it three times. Woulda thought ONE of em would have come through by now?
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Huckbuck on June 17, 2008, 03:12:37 pm
3 mins left on the dl :P
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: raikitsune on June 17, 2008, 03:12:43 pm
no mail! ahrg!
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: DarkGoogle on June 17, 2008, 03:12:56 pm
I havn't got my mail yet. D:
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Tesla on June 17, 2008, 03:13:36 pm
20 MINUTES REMAINING! WOOT
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Cosmosis on June 17, 2008, 03:13:39 pm
can anyone see it at their Download Manager??
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Absinth on June 17, 2008, 03:13:48 pm
I have a mail but it just doesn't show up on the eadm!?!  ???
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: DarkDragon on June 17, 2008, 03:13:55 pm
looks like 1/3 people are getting the mail... I haven't

EDIT: It also looks like 1/3 people who actually got the mail can download it

NICE JOB EA, now where's my mail?
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: mike20022 on June 17, 2008, 03:13:59 pm
Im in the UK and I also have no mail yet  :(
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: sporeticus on June 17, 2008, 03:14:11 pm
Would those who are downloading it now be so kind as to tell us where you live. It could be an area thing
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: CustodianV131 on June 17, 2008, 03:14:52 pm
Try logging out and back into the DM, that did it for me.

Its getting busy atm though!
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Salazar on June 17, 2008, 03:14:57 pm
Im in germany, ive just gotten my mail but the link in it doesnt work  :o :o :o
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Huckbuck on June 17, 2008, 03:15:05 pm
Schweden. 1.30 left on the dl :D
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: The Time Traveller on June 17, 2008, 03:15:11 pm
Sadly, it would appear that the Spore CC ( and then Spore) is going to flop.  Look at the amazon page.  Every single comment on it is complaining about how they canceled their order because of DRM, except for one, who was complaining that The Sims had too many expansion packs.
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: DarkGoogle on June 17, 2008, 03:15:30 pm
I'm also UK, no email yet.
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Cosmosis on June 17, 2008, 03:15:46 pm
I'm in denmark - i got the mail, but still no game available on the EADM

You know, i really hate EA right now. First the change the release-date 3 times, then changes it back to the initial 17. But the game didn't even come out on the 17th!?!?! That is so freaking unproffesional for such a company!!!! Now i got a mail, but no game is available... ****!!!!!
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Martham112 on June 17, 2008, 03:16:08 pm
No email yet. I'm in the UK
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Huckbuck on June 17, 2008, 03:16:18 pm
Sadly, it would appear that the Spore CC ( and then Spore) is going to flop.  Look at the amazon page.  Every single comment on it is complaining about how they canceled their order because of DRM, except for one, who was complaining that The Sims had too many expansion packs.

That made me laugh a bit, but I don't think it'll flop. :P
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Catman on June 17, 2008, 03:16:30 pm
I got e-mail and downloading now, Italy here.
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: DarkDragon on June 17, 2008, 03:16:39 pm
WTH

The people on GMT+1 are getting it. But the people on GMT didn't get anything at all.
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: raikitsune on June 17, 2008, 03:16:44 pm
UK no mail
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: CosmicD on June 17, 2008, 03:17:05 pm
it confuses me a bit that the mail says "the game you pre ordered is now available for ordering", so hmm, what does that mean, the pre order was just a place holder in your order history and you have to do it again ? strange things
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: sporeticus on June 17, 2008, 03:17:27 pm
Seems us UK bods are missing out  :-\
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Martham112 on June 17, 2008, 03:17:30 pm
I'm gonna to wait till 00:00 to get it, then I'm off to bed.
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: AhavoRaboTaco on June 17, 2008, 03:18:04 pm
I'm in Mexico and I don't have anything yet.
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: sporeticus on June 17, 2008, 03:18:13 pm
I'm gonna to wait till 00:00 to get it, then I'm off to bed.

QFT
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Woulfe on June 17, 2008, 03:18:39 pm
Sadly, it would appear that the Spore CC ( and then Spore) is going to flop.  Look at the amazon page.  Every single comment on it is complaining about how they canceled their order because of DRM, except for one, who was complaining that The Sims had too many expansion packs.

DRM is so last month, they got rid of it, where you been under a rock ?

- W -
* EA got nervous from all the canceled orders on Amazon they did a huge retraction of the whole DRM *

Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Dauntless on June 17, 2008, 03:19:04 pm
Is anybody from the UK getting their mail? I haven't got mine...

Each second that ticks by multiplies my hatred for EA threefold...
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: mike20022 on June 17, 2008, 03:19:30 pm
I'm gonna to wait till 00:00 to get it, then I'm off to bed.

Me to I have to be up In the Morning
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Bona Fide Supraman on June 17, 2008, 03:20:09 pm
Yeh, UK - no mail.

God I hate EA...
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Martham112 on June 17, 2008, 03:20:16 pm
Do I have to refresh gmail or will it refresh itself? I hope the latter, I'm too tired to click lots.
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Huckbuck on June 17, 2008, 03:20:27 pm
Installing! :D
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: CosmicD on June 17, 2008, 03:20:32 pm
pfff, Dunno if you have to order again or not: i don't want to order twice and then be billed twice... very strange,
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: sporeticus on June 17, 2008, 03:20:36 pm
I have MSN Messenger logged on, and I'm sitting back with a book for a bit. Soon as I hear that "DING!" mail-has-arrived sound, that book is gonna get launched from my lap, and my nose will be pressed against the screen!
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Tesla on June 17, 2008, 03:22:02 pm
I have 15 mins left on the install, I live in Ireland and preordered it... 4 hours ago,
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Cosmosis on June 17, 2008, 03:22:21 pm
WTH

The people on GMT+1 are getting it. But the people on GMT didn't get anything at all.

That's not correct. Im on GMT+1 and the game is still not available..
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Woulfe on June 17, 2008, 03:22:44 pm
Is anybody from the UK getting their mail? I haven't got mine...

Each second that ticks by multiplies my hatred for EA threefold...

Going to jump ship and head to D2D for it or gonna try your luck, seeing as so far tonight it's been good for some folks here.

Try checking your mail again, there could just be clogged tubes currently with the traffic spike.

- W -
* Just in case *
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: greyarea on June 17, 2008, 03:23:57 pm
Woulfe works for D2D

shhhhhh....
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Dauntless on June 17, 2008, 03:24:31 pm
OH MY GOD I HAVE AN E-MAIL

NOW MY MAIL PROGRAM IS BROKEN!!!!!  >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

EDIT

Yay! I'm downloading now, in the UK! Hopefully you all should get it soon...
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: raikitsune on June 17, 2008, 03:25:41 pm
good to go
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: DarkDragon on June 17, 2008, 03:26:05 pm
Just got it here, 8 minutes for download to finish.
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Salazar on June 17, 2008, 03:26:10 pm
It wont let me run it because it cant connect to the internet...
It hurts, it really does...
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: DarkGoogle on June 17, 2008, 03:26:24 pm
Still nothing.
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: mike20022 on June 17, 2008, 03:26:31 pm
I GOT MAIL (uk) downloading
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: AhavoRaboTaco on June 17, 2008, 03:26:37 pm
What's going on....I need my mail!


Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Martham112 on June 17, 2008, 03:26:57 pm
Maybe they're sending them out in order of who preordered first. If that's the case, mines not coming for a while.
Title: Re: EU: Released EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Absinth on June 17, 2008, 03:27:04 pm
DD did it appear on the eadm automatically?
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: CosmicD on June 17, 2008, 03:27:08 pm
is anyone from holland or belgium getting their actual download link? or is cc appearing in the eadm ?
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: sporeticus on June 17, 2008, 03:27:42 pm
*******
I mean thats how they done it with mass effect, it might be different this time, it might be date preordered they're releasein them... im just sayin i read it earlier today it was by surname.
*******

The above passage quoted from the UK spore forum.

Maybe that's true? Maybe they're passing it out alphabetically based on e-mail address, a chunk at a time?
My email starts with T. If this is the case, I have a wait on my hands
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Cosmosis on June 17, 2008, 03:28:09 pm
I got the mail too!!! But why the hell isn't the game appearing on my eadm!?!?!?! i am NEVER using this again!!!
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Woulfe on June 17, 2008, 03:28:16 pm
Woulfe works for D2D

shhhhhh....

I don't work for any company like that, I was just witness to a mass ship jumping yesterday night.

I didn't blame them one bit for doing so, EA has a long history for ramrodding the customer.

- W -
* I've been in shoes like that many times myself *
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Skraeling on June 17, 2008, 03:29:11 pm
SPY'S SAPPIN' MAH MAILBAWKS

This made me laugh so hard, I dont know why.
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Huckbuck on June 17, 2008, 03:29:20 pm
Extracting, got a bit confused there <.<
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: aligon on June 17, 2008, 03:29:32 pm
AWww... And I still have to wait another day...  :(
(Californian here)
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: greyarea on June 17, 2008, 03:29:35 pm
1:30 remains  8)

 :D
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: DarkDragon on June 17, 2008, 03:30:00 pm
I clicked on the link in the email, went to my order page and it had the link to download there along with the serial.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: CosmicD on June 17, 2008, 03:30:17 pm
Maybe they're sending them out in order of who preordered first. If that's the case, mines not coming for a while.

I should have been first :P i preordered may 14th :PP
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Huckbuck on June 17, 2008, 03:30:35 pm
NOW IM INSTALLING FOR REAL! :D:D:D

(Excitment makes me a spammer <.<)
Title: Re: EU: go ask EA / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Absinth on June 17, 2008, 03:30:48 pm
is anyone from holland or belgium getting their actual download link? or is cc appearing in the eadm ?

Nope didn't get it yet, but i see they are changing on the EA store site the pre order into add to your shopping thingy.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: CosmicD on June 17, 2008, 03:31:31 pm
I clicked on the link in the email, went to my order page and it had the link to download there along with the serial.

could you send me the type of mail you had ? because I don't see that kind of link i think.. just a link after "when you have questions blablabla, click this link"
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: YESH on June 17, 2008, 03:31:50 pm
I got the mail too!!! But why the hell isn't the game appearing on my eadm!?!?!?! i am NEVER using this again!!!
This is so effing typical, we're even from the same country and I didn't get anything AT ALL.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Huckbuck on June 17, 2008, 03:32:42 pm
RUNNING! c ya  ;D
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: greyarea on June 17, 2008, 03:33:05 pm
FYI:

The link in the mail is a hook that launches the download in the EADM.

An overzealous virus program could very well stop it from working.

 :)

P.S I'm UK
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Cosmosis on June 17, 2008, 03:33:17 pm
Can you please copy/paste that link here, so i can see if it's the same as mine - cuz mine don't work :( It only leads me to my order history and nothings available there..
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Martham112 on June 17, 2008, 03:33:38 pm
RUNNING! c ya  ;D
You lucky person.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: DarkGoogle on June 17, 2008, 03:33:43 pm
Still nothing. D:
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: DarkDragon on June 17, 2008, 03:33:48 pm
Make sure you guys uninstall the trial if you install this, Celdur tried to open the full and it ran the trial xD
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Woulfe on June 17, 2008, 03:33:56 pm
I clicked on the link in the email, went to my order page and it had the link to download there along with the serial.

AH, I was wondering how they'd do that for downloading stuff, didn't know that before.

Still will never download games from the net in this way, seeing how folks react to this sorta thing here.

- W -
* shakes his head back and forth *
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: CosmicD on June 17, 2008, 03:35:32 pm
ok the symptoms i'm having is

- my order still seems as if it has been incomplete from the moment i've ordered it.  (order submitted status)
- i do'nt get any activation key inside my order status
- i can still add additional download of 2 years option to my order
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: AhavoRaboTaco on June 17, 2008, 03:36:25 pm
ok the symptoms i'm having is

- my order still seems as if it has been incomplete from the moment i've ordered it.  (order submitted status)
- i do'nt get any activation key inside my order status
- i can still add additional download of 2 years option to my order


Same here.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: YESH on June 17, 2008, 03:36:31 pm
ok the symptoms i'm having is

- my order still seems as if it has been incomplete from the moment i've ordered it.  (order submitted status)
- i do'nt get any activation key inside my order status
- i can still add additional download of 2 years option to my order

Same!
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Woulfe on June 17, 2008, 03:36:47 pm
Make sure you guys uninstall the trial if you install this, Celdur tried to open the full and it ran the trial xD

ACK, well, good to know this before I go get my disk tomorrow afternoon.

- W -
* Now that I know this I feel safer already *
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Cosmosis on June 17, 2008, 03:36:54 pm
ok the symptoms i'm having is

- my order still seems as if it has been incomplete from the moment i've ordered it.  (order submitted status)
- i do'nt get any activation key inside my order status
- i can still add additional download of 2 years option to my order


The same here. did you get an email?
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: YESH on June 17, 2008, 03:37:22 pm
The same here. did you get an email?
Only that it was delayed
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: greyarea on June 17, 2008, 03:37:37 pm
Yeah mine launched the trial too  :o

Just uninstall the trial and restart EADM, it'll say 'extract'.

Link:

ealink:-eadcommand:?cmd=dm_add_download_job&contentId=spore_scc_main&authToken=XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: DarkDragon on June 17, 2008, 03:38:05 pm
Yeah, anyways done installing gonna play bye o/
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Cosmosis on June 17, 2008, 03:38:35 pm
I clicked on the link in the email, went to my order page and it had the link to download there along with the serial.

AH, I was wondering how they'd do that for downloading stuff, didn't know that before.

Still will never download games from the net in this way, seeing how folks react to this sorta thing here.

- W -
* shakes his head back and forth *


I know! I will never use EADM again - this frustrating experience is NOT what i expected..
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: sporeticus on June 17, 2008, 03:39:02 pm
I'M DOWNLOADING!

Guys, I'm in UK. I was in your boat, just as frustrated. Give it an hour or so. Please be patient. I have, and the email literally just surprised me
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: DarkGoogle on June 17, 2008, 03:39:08 pm
Got mine!
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Absinth on June 17, 2008, 03:40:02 pm
ok the symptoms i'm having is

- my order still seems as if it has been incomplete from the moment i've ordered it.  (order submitted status)
- i do'nt get any activation key inside my order status
- i can still add additional download of 2 years option to my order


Same here and i did get a email.   :'(
I'm really sick and tired of this, nothing seems to be organized at all there!  >:(
For such a big company i just don't understand it.
*shakes head*
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: YESH on June 17, 2008, 03:40:08 pm
I clicked on the link in the email, went to my order page and it had the link to download there along with the serial.

AH, I was wondering how they'd do that for downloading stuff, didn't know that before.

Still will never download games from the net in this way, seeing how folks react to this sorta thing here.

- W -
* shakes his head back and forth *


I know! I will never use EADM again - this frustrating experience is NOT what i expected..
Just got it, did you have periods at the end of your link(.) remember to copy them aswell.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Martham112 on June 17, 2008, 03:40:33 pm
I got the email!
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Mangerman on June 17, 2008, 03:41:59 pm
I know! I will never use EADM again - this frustrating experience is NOT what i expected..
Just got it, did you have periods at the end of your link(.) remember to copy them aswell.

Yeah, don't forget the periods, I forgot those at first.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: greyarea on June 17, 2008, 03:42:35 pm
I clicked on the link in the email, went to my order page and it had the link to download there along with the serial.

AH, I was wondering how they'd do that for downloading stuff, didn't know that before.

Still will never download games from the net in this way, seeing how folks react to this sorta thing here.

- W -
* shakes his head back and forth *


I know! I will never use EADM again - this frustrating experience is NOT what i expected..
Just got it, did you have periods at the end of your link(.) remember to copy them aswell.

There are no periods in the link itself, that's because it's truncated.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Cosmosis on June 17, 2008, 03:42:52 pm
ok the symptoms i'm having is

- my order still seems as if it has been incomplete from the moment i've ordered it.  (order submitted status)
- i do'nt get any activation key inside my order status
- i can still add additional download of 2 years option to my order


Same here and i did get a email.   :'(
I'm really sick and tired of this, nothing seems to be organized at all there!  >:(
For such a big company i just don't understand it.
*shakes head*

That's exactly how i feel! How can such an established company be so unorganized? I am also, really really tired of this.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Woulfe on June 17, 2008, 03:43:28 pm
I clicked on the link in the email, went to my order page and it had the link to download there along with the serial.

AH, I was wondering how they'd do that for downloading stuff, didn't know that before.

Still will never download games from the net in this way, seeing how folks react to this sorta thing here.

- W -
* shakes his head back and forth *


I know! I will never use EADM again - this frustrating experience is NOT what i expected..

I'm frustrated too, and I didn't even use it !

Just watching others smack it around a few times and pull their hair out.

Makes me question distributing any software in this manner.

- W -
* shrugs *
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: DarkDragon on June 17, 2008, 03:44:39 pm
Aw crap it's closing on start up and this time I can't uninstall EADM...
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Woulfe on June 17, 2008, 03:46:56 pm
Aw crap it's closing on start up and this time I can't uninstall EADM...

Let me be the first to say this.....

[ B L E E P ! ]

- W -
* After all that you went through too *
 
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: YESH on June 17, 2008, 03:47:16 pm
I clicked on the link in the email, went to my order page and it had the link to download there along with the serial.

AH, I was wondering how they'd do that for downloading stuff, didn't know that before.

Still will never download games from the net in this way, seeing how folks react to this sorta thing here.

- W -
* shakes his head back and forth *


I know! I will never use EADM again - this frustrating experience is NOT what i expected..
Just got it, did you have periods at the end of your link(.) remember to copy them aswell.

There are no periods in the link itself, that's because it's truncated.
Nope, I copied it, Ctrl+C, it was text, not a link in itself, so the periods is part of the link.
The periods were in the address bar before and after I hit enter.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: CosmicD on June 17, 2008, 03:47:33 pm
I think it will be not for me tonight, and i need assistance of the helpdesk tomorro,

i kinda was delusional enough to think that adding the extended download would somehow activate my previous order but this is just what i see:

(http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/9779/weirdorder1ll0.jpg)

so not good, and if i'm gonna order again, i'm just goign to pay 13 euros for soetmhign that costs 7.

iff to sleep :(
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: mike20022 on June 17, 2008, 03:48:52 pm
I'm still Downloading  ??? I had the same problem with the crash on the trial CC I hope I don't have the same with the full CC
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Cosmosis on June 17, 2008, 03:50:57 pm
this is the mail i got: (translated from translate.google.com)

Dear Patrick Bendix
    
Thank you for your order by Electronic Arts BV. The product, you have pre-ordered, is now available.

Order-ID: DELETED
Product ID: DELETED
Product: SPORE ™ Creature Creator
Release Date: 17. June 2008
    
    
    
If you have further questions about your order, please click on the link below for assistance
    
https://profile.ea.com/login.do?locale=en_US&surl=htgtps%3A%2F%2Fewastore.ea.com%2FDRHM%2Fservlet%2FControllersServletr%3FAction%3DDisplayAccougdsntOrderListPage%26SiteID%3Deademadea%26Locale%3Dda_DKa%26Env%3DBASE

    
Note: This e-mail was sent from a dispatcher, who can not receive incoming mail. Answer friendly NOT in the mail.
      
Sincerely,
      
Electronic Arts BV Customer Service [i/]
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Mangerman on June 17, 2008, 03:52:29 pm
you didn't remove anything from that mail? If not, something seems to be missing out of it.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Cosmosis on June 17, 2008, 03:53:13 pm
No didn't move anything except deleting order-ID. What did yours look like?
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Woulfe on June 17, 2008, 03:53:59 pm
Why do I feel like I'm watching a really bad train wreck here ?

AGAIN....

After last night you'd think EA would be ready for this....

- W -
* sighs *
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Darth Grievi on June 17, 2008, 03:55:44 pm
Having read the last few pages, and the crud you all have gone though, I'm just going to the mall to get it tomarrow. Hopefuly, one of the two GameStop stores in my area will have it.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Mangerman on June 17, 2008, 03:55:49 pm
No didn't move anything except deleting order-ID. What did yours look like?

The same, except there was a line like this:

SPORE CREATURE CREATOR "ealink:-eadcommand:?cmd=dm_add_download_job&contentId=..............."

between "Release Date: 17. June 2008" and "If you have further questions about your order, please click on the link below for assistance"
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Cosmosis on June 17, 2008, 03:57:17 pm
Geeeezz. how is it possible to be so unorganized? Screw you EA - you SUCK!
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Huckbuck on June 17, 2008, 03:57:43 pm
Played it, it was awesome  ;D I'll go to bed now though, I'm not feeling well  :-\
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Mangerman on June 17, 2008, 03:58:37 pm
Played it, it was awesome  ;D I'll go to bed now though, I'm not feeling well  :-\

hehe, atleast I can sleep well tonight after a succesfull download/install
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: DarkDragon on June 17, 2008, 03:59:53 pm
It's still closing on start up for me, at least the demo opened in 20 tries, this one doesn't.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Cosmosis on June 17, 2008, 04:00:16 pm
Played it, it was awesome  ;D I'll go to bed now though, I'm not feeling well  :-\

hehe, atleast I can sleep well tonight after a succesfull download/install

I'm gonna have a bad night waiting for me then...
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Woulfe on June 17, 2008, 04:00:42 pm
Having read the last few pages, and the crud you all have gone though, I'm just going to the mall to get it tomarrow. Hopefuly, one of the two GameStop stores in my area will have it.

I'm happy that I made that choice way back when.
Seeing these guys go though this crud makes me sad.
It's like watching a sinking ship go down ever so slowly.
I want to tell them it'll be okay but after the previous night, I know it'll all end in tears.
And unhappy customers I might add.

- W -
* Wonders how EA's PR guys will spin this mess ? *
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Mangerman on June 17, 2008, 04:01:29 pm
Played it, it was awesome  ;D I'll go to bed now though, I'm not feeling well  :-\

hehe, atleast I can sleep well tonight after a succesfull download/install

I'm gonna have a bad night waiting for me then...

I am sorry I couldn't help you, something must have gone wrong with your mail.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: leanbarton on June 17, 2008, 04:03:10 pm
I wonder if the people behind Spore are pissed at EA or EA UK for bungling up this release date thing.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Absinth on June 17, 2008, 04:03:33 pm
Having read the last few pages, and the crud you all have gone though, I'm just going to the mall to get it tomarrow. Hopefuly, one of the two GameStop stores in my area will have it.

I'm happy that I made that choice way back when.
Seeing these guys go though this crud makes me sad.
It's like watching a sinking ship go down ever so slowly.
I want to tell them it'll be okay but after the previous night, I know it'll all end in tears.
And unhappy customers I might add.

- W -
* Wonders how EA's PR guys will spin this mess ? *

Captain... blub blub... there's a blub blub... big hole... blub blub... in the boat... blub...
No blub blub... sailor... blub... this is how... blub blub... the EAtanic blub sails... blub blub
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: AhavoRaboTaco on June 17, 2008, 04:04:15 pm
I just got the link and opened the ea manager

THE CRAP SAYS I NEED TO WAIT 19 HOURS UNTIL ITS RELEASED , WHAT'S GOING ON_!!!

can someone help me?
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: YESH on June 17, 2008, 04:04:24 pm
-Cosmosis

If you're from Denmark, why haven't you ordered it from the danish EA Store?
I got my mail in danish and all, maybe it has something to do with that, try ordering in the danish EA store and refund this if you can -.-
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Tesla on June 17, 2008, 04:04:42 pm
Woulfe, not helping.

I'm fine though, I survived the ship wreck.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: CosmicD on June 17, 2008, 04:04:54 pm
This is what i get
Quote
Dear, ......

Thanks for your oder wiht Electronic Arts BV. The product that you pre ordered is available now

Ordernr: xxxxxxxxxxxxx Product-id: 96890600 Productnaam: SPORE CREATURE CREATOR Releasedatum: 17 juni 2008

<space where link is supposed to be i think>

If you have other questions about your order, clixk next link
<link that brings you to order page with incomlplete order>

Note: You can't answer to this email, the adres doesn't accept incoming mail.

Regards,
EA Store Customer Service
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Woulfe on June 17, 2008, 04:05:18 pm
It's still closing on start up for me, at least the demo opened in 20 tries, this one doesn't.

Tried forcibly removing the EADM from your computer ?

C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\EADM\

Go there and delete the dang thing.

- W -
* sighs heavily *
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: AhavoRaboTaco on June 17, 2008, 04:05:39 pm
I just got the link and opened the ea manager

THE CRAP SAYS I NEED TO WAIT 19 HOURS UNTIL ITS RELEASED , WHAT'S GOING ON_!!!

can someone help me?

Can someone help me?
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Mangerman on June 17, 2008, 04:06:25 pm
You're from the US, Ahavo?
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: AhavoRaboTaco on June 17, 2008, 04:07:52 pm
No I'm from Mexico and bought the UK version
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: leanbarton on June 17, 2008, 04:08:33 pm
Maybe you have to wait with the rest of North America?? You'll get it tomorrow maybe.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: DarkDragon on June 17, 2008, 04:08:50 pm
It's still closing on start up for me, at least the demo opened in 20 tries, this one doesn't.

Tried forcibly removing the EADM from your computer ?

C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\EADM\

Go there and delete the dang thing.

- W -
* sighs heavily *

You do realise I need the EADM to run the full CC yet it's the EADM that is causing it to close! paradox? :o
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Mangerman on June 17, 2008, 04:09:26 pm
No I'm from Mexico and bought the UK version

hmm, that's strange then, maybe they only let you download it from the US, which will be released in 19 hours?
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: AhavoRaboTaco on June 17, 2008, 04:09:39 pm
Goddamit , I HATE EA.
I have the creature editor sitting nicely in my EA manager without being able to download anything.

I'm NEVER buying from this guys again. NEVER
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Woulfe on June 17, 2008, 04:09:58 pm
Woulfe, not helping.

I'm fine though, I survived the ship wreck.

I gave up helping last night, I didn't know what to say to ease the mess I saw.
What could I say, that EA is great, that they'll have it working right.
So far they swung twice and missed the ball both times.

- W -
* I just had a feeling this was going to happen with EA's track record *
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Cosmosis on June 17, 2008, 04:11:19 pm
-Cosmosis

If you're from Denmark, why haven't you ordered it from the danish EA Store?
I got my mail in danish and all, maybe it has something to do with that, try ordering in the danish EA store and refund this if you can -.-

The problem is that i DID order it from the Danish EA Store...
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: leanbarton on June 17, 2008, 04:11:22 pm
Even though we'll soon shut up and be too busy with the editor, we should still send EA an email with our frustrations.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Cosmosis on June 17, 2008, 04:12:40 pm
Already done that :)
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Woulfe on June 17, 2008, 04:12:57 pm
It's still closing on start up for me, at least the demo opened in 20 tries, this one doesn't.

Tried forcibly removing the EADM from your computer ?

C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\EADM\

Go there and delete the dang thing.

- W -
* sighs heavily *

You do realise I need the EADM to run the full CC yet it's the EADM that is causing it to close! paradox? :o

You're kidding ?

I hope the one on disk isn't like this or I'll be pissed as well right along with everyone else.

- W -
* Now I'm really frustrated *
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Absinth on June 17, 2008, 04:14:22 pm
It's still closing on start up for me, at least the demo opened in 20 tries, this one doesn't.

Tried forcibly removing the EADM from your computer ?

C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\EADM\

Go there and delete the dang thing.

- W -
* sighs heavily *

You do realise I need the EADM to run the full CC yet it's the EADM that is causing it to close! paradox? :o

You're kidding ?

I hope the one on disk isn't like this or I'll be pissed as well right along with everyone else.

- W -
* Now I'm really frustrated *


For updates and patches you do need it i think.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: YESH on June 17, 2008, 04:15:31 pm
-Cosmosis

If you're from Denmark, why haven't you ordered it from the danish EA Store?
I got my mail in danish and all, maybe it has something to do with that, try ordering in the danish EA store and refund this if you can -.-

The problem is that i DID order it from the Danish EA Store...
Were the EA store in english when you ordered? Did you get to the danish EA store through the WORLDWIDE link in the top of the EA Store page, because I've noticed; if I try to open the danish EA Store from anywhere else, it just redirects me to the US store.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: DarkDragon on June 17, 2008, 04:16:09 pm
Anyone having the *closing on EA logo* bug too?
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Blulightning on June 17, 2008, 04:17:08 pm
I think this may work for those people having problems:

Anyone having problems please UNINSTALL both the creature creator AND the Download Manager.
If you can not Uninstall, please just delete the folders they are in, as you will be installing it again anyways.

After that, REINSTALL the Spore Creature Creator, however do not allow it to install the Download Manager at the end of the install (it will ask you).
DO NOT RUN THE CC.
Instead, go to the official EA site and download the current version of the Download Manager from there. Install it and run the download manager. STILL DO NOT RUN THE CC.

Close the download manager and finally run the Creator.
Hopefully it should work, because EVERYTHING will be up to date at that point.

Let me know if this works for anyone.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: AhavoRaboTaco on June 17, 2008, 04:17:26 pm
Why do I have to wait 18 hours If I bought from UK~!>!>!>!>!
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Woulfe on June 17, 2008, 04:17:44 pm
It's still closing on start up for me, at least the demo opened in 20 tries, this one doesn't.

Tried forcibly removing the EADM from your computer ?

C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\EADM\

Go there and delete the dang thing.

- W -
* sighs heavily *

You do realise I need the EADM to run the full CC yet it's the EADM that is causing it to close! paradox? :o

You're kidding ?

I hope the one on disk isn't like this or I'll be pissed as well right along with everyone else.

- W -
* Now I'm really frustrated *


For updates and patches you do need it i think.

The more I hear about this thing the less I like it, EA should of made it an OPTION not MANDITORY, I'd rather just download a patch from wherever and be done with it.

- W -
* Shakes his head *

Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Absinth on June 17, 2008, 04:17:58 pm
When i go to my order on the EAtanic site, it says "order pending".  :(
Nothing on the EADM, and the title of the mail says "Product ready for order".
Anyone else have that also?
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Tesla on June 17, 2008, 04:20:40 pm
Do I choose to install th new download manager at the end?
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Blulightning on June 17, 2008, 04:22:01 pm
Do I choose to install th new download manager at the end?

NO. I think that may be what is causing people's problems.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Cosmosis on June 17, 2008, 04:22:54 pm
-Cosmosis

If you're from Denmark, why haven't you ordered it from the danish EA Store?
I got my mail in danish and all, maybe it has something to do with that, try ordering in the danish EA store and refund this if you can -.-

The problem is that i DID order it from the Danish EA Store...
Were the EA store in english when you ordered? Did you get to the danish EA store through the WORLDWIDE link in the top of the EA Store page, because I've noticed; if I try to open the danish EA Store from anywhere else, it just redirects me to the US store.

I ordered it in the english EA Store, but couldn't find my order there afterwards. So i went to the danish site and found it there.. i still can't find my order on the english site.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: WeAreLegion on June 17, 2008, 04:24:57 pm
About 30 min ago I got the automated Gamestop message...my full CC should be in tomorrow afternoon!!!

:)
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: YESH on June 17, 2008, 04:25:52 pm
-Cosmosis

If you're from Denmark, why haven't you ordered it from the danish EA Store?
I got my mail in danish and all, maybe it has something to do with that, try ordering in the danish EA store and refund this if you can -.-

The problem is that i DID order it from the Danish EA Store...
Were the EA store in english when you ordered? Did you get to the danish EA store through the WORLDWIDE link in the top of the EA Store page, because I've noticed; if I try to open the danish EA Store from anywhere else, it just redirects me to the US store.

I ordered it in the english EA Store, but couldn't find my order there afterwards. So i went to the danish site and found it there.. i still can't find my order on the english site.
Maybe I should've taken note to the fact you wrote "Translated by Google" my bad.
If you use Hotmail, have you checked if the mail says anything about blocked content or something like that?
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Woulfe on June 17, 2008, 04:26:11 pm
I think this may work for those people having problems:

Anyone having problems please UNINSTALL both the creature creator AND the Download Manager.
If you can not Uninstall, please just delete the folders they are in, as you will be installing it again anyways.

After that, REINSTALL the Spore Creature Creator, however do not allow it to install the Download Manager at the end of the install (it will ask you).
DO NOT RUN THE CC.
Instead, go to the official EA site and download the current version of the Download Manager from there. Install it and run the download manager. STILL DO NOT RUN THE CC.

Close the download manager and finally run the Creator.
Hopefully it should work, because EVERYTHING will be up to date at that point.

Let me know if this works for anyone.

I'll be testing that tomorrow myself.

This whole thing screams "We weren't ready for this" from EA, nice move there guys.

- W -
* shakes his head *
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: DarkDragon on June 17, 2008, 04:27:09 pm
Well, I uninstalled the EADM then ran spore cc and it works!
Now I just need to be able to login (sporepedia servers overloaded don't let me login)
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Harvestfreak on June 17, 2008, 04:28:03 pm
WeAreLegion,

I just got that call to, YAY!
So I am going in at 10 in the morning, and I will be all set.

This is why I never ever order anything from the internet, that is a direct download, unless its to buy a serial number for a program.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Goomashroom on June 17, 2008, 04:28:54 pm
So how are US citizens buying the CC from direct2drive.co.uk?  It just tells me I'm in the wrong country and I can't purchase it.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Woulfe on June 17, 2008, 04:29:28 pm
Well, I uninstalled the EADM then ran spore cc and it works!
Now I just need to be able to login (sporepedia servers overloaded don't let me login)

So it can be uninstalled, good, I can sleep well tonight knowing that little fact.

- W -
* I'd rather not deal with it if it causes these headaches still *
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Blulightning on June 17, 2008, 04:30:20 pm
Well, I uninstalled the EADM then ran spore cc and it works!
Now I just need to be able to login (sporepedia servers overloaded don't let me login)

Err... I'm on the trial version and I can login within a second.
I think you not having the DM is preventing you from logging in.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Cosmosis on June 17, 2008, 04:30:55 pm
-Cosmosis

If you're from Denmark, why haven't you ordered it from the danish EA Store?
I got my mail in danish and all, maybe it has something to do with that, try ordering in the danish EA store and refund this if you can -.-

The problem is that i DID order it from the Danish EA Store...
Were the EA store in english when you ordered? Did you get to the danish EA store through the WORLDWIDE link in the top of the EA Store page, because I've noticed; if I try to open the danish EA Store from anywhere else, it just redirects me to the US store.

I ordered it in the english EA Store, but couldn't find my order there afterwards. So i went to the danish site and found it there.. i still can't find my order on the english site.
Maybe I should've taken note to the fact you wrote "Translated by Google" my bad.
If you use Hotmail, have you checked if the mail says anything about blocked content or something like that?
That's quite alright (with the "translated by google-thing") :)
i use Yahoo-mail because of the single reason that i don't want to have stuff blocked i don't want to have blocked :)
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: CosmicD on June 17, 2008, 04:31:22 pm
WHo had the order pending problem also ? me too, so that makes 3 of us already.

I wonder, did all of the people having problems with "order pending", or "order submitted" , pre order cc in may ?
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Fobok on June 17, 2008, 04:33:55 pm
WHo had the order pending problem also ? me too, so that makes 3 of us already.

I wonder, did all of the people having problems with "order pending", or "order submitted" , pre order cc in may ?

I'm not sure if it's the same problem, but my order (in May) didn't seem to go through at all. It was the Friday before the whole 'vanished from the EA store' issue that popped up.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: AhavoRaboTaco on June 17, 2008, 04:34:31 pm
Geez the order page , says: DOWNLOAD NOW!!!
Along with my serial

and as soon the EADM goes up , it says its 18 hours till launch.

can someone help me?
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: CosmicD on June 17, 2008, 04:35:49 pm
Right! I think that's acutally the problem, those who ordered befor it dissapeard at that time may need extra assistance.

I even think the order doesn't match the actual product id anymore (had to see this coming :P)
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Woulfe on June 17, 2008, 04:36:01 pm
Well, I uninstalled the EADM then ran spore cc and it works!
Now I just need to be able to login (sporepedia servers overloaded don't let me login)

Err... I'm on the trial version and I can login within a second.
I think you not having the DM is preventing you from logging in.

~ pounds his head into his desk ~

I hope I don't have to go though this myself tomorrow, I'll loose it for sure.

- W -
* Who WAS looking forward to this, but not anymore *

P.S. Nearly 100 pages and 1/2 is issues with the EADM itself, it's going to be a long week.
 
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: greyarea on June 17, 2008, 04:46:17 pm
Lol, I had a power cut not long after starting it, comedy of errors.

So how are US citizens buying the CC from direct2drive.co.uk?  It just tells me I'm in the wrong country and I can't purchase it.

It's possible to do if go route your connection through a UK proxy, but probably more hassle than it's worth tbh.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Fobok on June 17, 2008, 04:47:39 pm
It's possible to do if go route your connection through a UK proxy, but probably more hassle than it's worth tbh.

I think those who got it from there got it before the country limitation was put in place.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: DarkDragon on June 17, 2008, 04:48:37 pm
Yet another problem, I try to tie my full CC with my current sporepedia account and it gives me an "internal application error, please try again later"...
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Woulfe on June 17, 2008, 04:52:50 pm
Yet another problem, I try to tie my full CC with my current sporepedia account and it gives me an "internal application error, please try again later"...

Might as well play it offline at the rate this is going.

I plan to do the same and just put my stuff on my personal page if folks want it.

- W -
* What else can we do until this whole mess is fixed  ? *
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Absinth on June 17, 2008, 04:54:01 pm
Yet another problem, I try to tie my full CC with my current sporepedia account and it gives me an "internal application error, please try again later"...

That sucks even more!  :(
I'm still not able to download it.  >:(
So pissed right now!
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Cosmosis on June 17, 2008, 05:02:43 pm
I am so freakin frustrated that they are so amateurs at handling this..
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: WinterSnowblind on June 17, 2008, 05:05:57 pm
I've managed to get the full version working fine on mine, after finally managing to register my full version.  Why do we have to uninstall teh trial before upgrading to the full, it seems like such a waste of time.  My brother one the other hand is having all sorts of problems, the EA site isn't working, it can only be downloaded through the EA manager, he needs flash player installed, which in turn needs Active X (which refuse to install on his computer..)

The whole system is a shambles, I'd have thought they'd be better prepared for this.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Woulfe on June 17, 2008, 05:07:15 pm
I am so freakin frustrated that they are so amateurs at handling this..

No way to run a ship, eh ?

Steer it right into a huge iceberg and pretend everything is alright.

- W -
* Wonders if he should even bother getting the disk tomorrow, or you think EA would have a fix for these issues by then ? Yea, right, more worried about The Sims 2 then us over here.... *
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Absinth on June 17, 2008, 05:09:17 pm
I'm gonna install the trial version again, at least i can create something then instead of waiting and cursing.
Should have known it was a bad idea to uninstall before checking if it actually was available on the EADM.

Any luck yet DD?
What you experiencing is much worse then us.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Woulfe on June 17, 2008, 05:12:06 pm
I'm gonna install the trial version again, at least i can create something then instead of waiting and cursing.
Should have known it was a bad idea to uninstall before checking it actually was available on the EADM.

Any luck yet DD?
What you experiencing is much worse then us.

I'm keeping the trial version install file on my computer JUST in case.

Better to be safe then sorry, eh ?

- W -
* Watching the ship sink slowly *
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Absinth on June 17, 2008, 05:15:45 pm
For those who have the 18 hour issue heres a fix that works!

Just put the date in your time and date settings forward a day.

No joke or Rickroll.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: AhavoRaboTaco on June 17, 2008, 05:18:03 pm
I LOVE YOU!!!!

IT WORKED!!!

YAY!!!
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: eropS on June 17, 2008, 05:24:08 pm
Hm... will buying the Spore CC from the British D2D with an American credit card/address work?
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Woulfe on June 17, 2008, 05:26:43 pm
Hm... will buying the Spore CC from the British D2D with an American credit card/address work?

Not a clue....

You could try....

- W -
* shrugs *
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: eropS on June 17, 2008, 05:29:04 pm
But.... Im scared >.>
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Woulfe on June 17, 2008, 05:34:41 pm
But.... Im scared >.>

Well, then have a seat on the deck until tomorrow and just get it from a local store.

( Just a min, phone )

Well that was Game Stop, it'll be there tomorrow afternoon, so that takes care of me.

- W -
* Who's thinking of bowing out of the countdown due to folks having problems *
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: eropS on June 17, 2008, 05:35:46 pm
Will it be at Walmart tomorrow?
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Woulfe on June 17, 2008, 05:38:34 pm
Will it be at Walmart tomorrow?

The Wal*Mart here in town said so when I talked to them, also in the afternoon.

So, I guess Wal*Marts everywhere in the US will have it about the same time of day.

- W -
* I think so anyway *
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Goomashroom on June 17, 2008, 05:46:31 pm
A few people from the US apparently have bought it from D2D UK, but when I try it tells me I'm from the wrong country
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: eropS on June 17, 2008, 05:47:21 pm
When making your account... did you say you were from the UK..?
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Blulightning on June 17, 2008, 05:49:26 pm
For those who have the 18 hour issue heres a fix that works!

Just put the date in your time and date settings forward a day.

No joke or Rickroll.

I LOVE YOU!!!!

IT WORKED!!!

YAY!!!

LOL! I can't believe they did that....
They actually use the computer's time for release times, rather than the server times...

Wow.... they truly suck at programming. No wonder they are having so many problems.
Why did Will sell Maxis to them again?...................
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: The Time Traveller on June 17, 2008, 05:49:45 pm
Over 80,000.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Woulfe on June 17, 2008, 06:04:19 pm
Over 80,000.

In the 'pedia ?

E-gad.

- W -
* Surprised *
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Absinth on June 17, 2008, 06:39:49 pm
Just checked my EADM, still not available!?  >:(
Got the mail 3 and a half hours ago that it's ready for download.
Why EA, WHY?  :'(
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Woulfe on June 17, 2008, 07:53:21 pm
Just checked my EADM, still not available!?  >:(
Got the mail 3 and a half hours ago that it's ready for download.
Why EA, WHY?  :'(

No idea why they went with this system, seems rather buggered up to the point of no return.

- W -
* On that note, I'm tired and need sleep, tomorrow's going to be a LONG day *
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Draugr on June 17, 2008, 09:10:33 pm
well its 12, no luck dling from EA
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Netherflare on June 17, 2008, 09:18:37 pm
well its 12, no luck dling from EA


I think it needs to be 1 EST rather than 12 EST because i think the servers are revolving around 12 GST
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Draugr on June 17, 2008, 09:29:50 pm
oh ok
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: ChaosWolf1982 on June 17, 2008, 09:31:51 pm
The wait, it is maddening.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Cyrus on June 17, 2008, 09:32:04 pm
It's actually 12:00 CDT, which is actually noon in Central time.

So 1 PM in New York, 10 AM in California.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Pat_Taxi on June 17, 2008, 09:34:47 pm
Are you sure that means noon or midnight?
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Draugr on June 17, 2008, 09:36:19 pm
12:00 AM CDT
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Doomsday on June 17, 2008, 09:52:43 pm
12:00 AM CDT

You sure? I said this a few pages back and it was said again on this page but 12:00 is usually noon while 00:00 is usually midnight.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: gec05 on June 17, 2008, 09:55:12 pm
Wait, on whose timezone is the editor releasing on midnight? Pacific, Mountain, Central, or Eastern?

I would think Pacific since Maxis is based in California.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Doomsday on June 17, 2008, 10:02:29 pm
Wait, on whose timezone is the editor releasing on midnight? Pacific, Mountain, Central, or Eastern?

I would think Pacific since Maxis is based in California.

Central. All times seem to be CDT.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: ChaosWolf1982 on June 17, 2008, 10:03:31 pm
1 eastern, midnight central right now, and so far no email, no Spore.  must be noon, then.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Pat_Taxi on June 17, 2008, 10:08:15 pm
1 eastern, midnight central right now, and so far no email, no Spore.  must be noon, then.

hmm...that's a shame. I was hoping to stay up all night playing the full version. Another 12 hour wait won't kill me though.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: gec05 on June 17, 2008, 10:23:28 pm
Hmm, almost a half hour in and still no mail.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Doomsday on June 17, 2008, 10:29:01 pm
I hate being right nearly all the time. It's a curse. :-/
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: CosmicD on June 17, 2008, 11:10:10 pm
Good morning :P

well... good, the first i thought about is giving EA a call and i want it personally solved while i'm on the phone :P

still *order submitted*.

and still email validation lying on it's ass.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: gec05 on June 17, 2008, 11:12:10 pm
It's still Tuesday here. A little past 11 already. Where's my email EA?
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Doomsday on June 17, 2008, 11:12:28 pm
Good morning :P

well... good, the first i thought about is giving EA a call and i want it personally solved while i'm on the phone :P

still *order submitted*.

12:00 CDT is 12 Noon Central. That's 1PM Easter, 11AM Mountain, and 10AM Pacific. There is no problem, just confusing times.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: 7 who ate 9 on June 17, 2008, 11:17:20 pm
Can you buy it at Gamestop?
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: gec05 on June 17, 2008, 11:24:45 pm
Not until Friday, I believe.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: eropS on June 17, 2008, 11:25:11 pm
What about Walmart tomorrow?
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Doomsday on June 17, 2008, 11:26:57 pm
What about Walmart tomorrow?

Wal-Mart and Target originally said the 19th on their adverts. If the game got shipped yesterday they might have it today.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: 7 who ate 9 on June 17, 2008, 11:34:26 pm
But I can download it, right?
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Doomsday on June 17, 2008, 11:35:19 pm
But I can download it, right?

When it releases, in about 10 hours, sure.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Rct2mad on June 17, 2008, 11:38:06 pm
Just downloaded (eventually) from the UK EA store.
Certainly not buying the full game off there though.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: gec05 on June 18, 2008, 12:03:12 am
Right, well... I'm not going to stay up any longer waiting for it. It will be there tomorrow, hopefully. And that's worth more looking forward to than how it seems right now.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Cosmosis on June 18, 2008, 03:08:27 am
Am i the only one who still hasn't got the preordered full CC?
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Veraal on June 18, 2008, 03:23:19 am
nope.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Cosmosis on June 18, 2008, 03:27:02 am
Have you got the mail then?
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: CosmicD on June 18, 2008, 03:33:03 am
still no luck here too, called, mailed: they say the same: technical problems, but i saw a guy on the EA UK forums who had the same but it's solved for him, that was 2 hours ago, he got a second mail confirming his order with the link,

I just asked on the forum again, cause this is starting to last a bit long.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Reebdoog on June 18, 2008, 05:45:12 am
I still have not received an e-mail with my info either. Kinda crazy really...I mean...you've only had forever to be ready for this.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Absinth on June 18, 2008, 06:09:47 am
still no luck here too, called, mailed: they say the same: technical problems, but i saw a guy on the EA UK forums who had the same but it's solved for him, that was 2 hours ago, he got a second mail confirming his order with the link,

I just asked on the forum again, cause this is starting to last a bit long.

Yes same problem here.
Got mail but not available.  >:(
The biggest failure I've ever experienced with an online service.
I mailed their technical support and still waiting on a answer from them.  :(
Good thing i didn't pre-order Spore itself yet, for that one i will simply wait who brings it out first.
Learned my lesson after this fiasco!
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Reebdoog on June 18, 2008, 06:36:54 am
Has anyone else just NOT gotten any e-mail at all?
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: KL0k on June 18, 2008, 06:44:33 am
yay, amazon sent it
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Slartibartfast on June 18, 2008, 06:45:23 am
I haven't got mine from amazon yet.  I hope it comes today.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Cyrus on June 18, 2008, 06:47:05 am
EA's online store clearly states 12:00 CDT (as in noon, not midnight).  It's currently 8:45 CDT, so 3 hours and 15 minutes left.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Woulfe on June 18, 2008, 06:55:43 am
See you all later, off to a meeting this morning, then to the mall, hopefully.

I might stop back at home and see how everyone is doing before heading to the mall.

- W -
* Hope you folks have success in getting what you payed for here *

P.S. Five  more pages until 100 pages, I think a new thread for Spore's countdown will be needed.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: ChaosWolf1982 on June 18, 2008, 06:59:27 am
2 hours...
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Xenomorph on June 18, 2008, 07:00:26 am
See you all later, off to a meeting this morning, then to the mall, hopefully.

I might stop back at home and see how everyone is doing before heading to the mall.

- W -
* Hope you folks have success in getting what you payed for here *

P.S. Five  more pages until 100 pages, I think a new thread for Spore's countdown will be needed.

nah, lets recycle this thread.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: DaMuncha on June 18, 2008, 07:02:43 am
Ninety Six!





**** this is still the 95th page.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: CosmicD on June 18, 2008, 07:06:33 am
ok, at this point I'm ordering again. and there it is, directly available.. (i think i could have waited long for this)

I don't know what you guys best do, i took the risk of just ordering again after talking to helpdesk. THey were talking about a problem with eadm, but these were not my problems, and this morning they were talkign about server issues.

But it's the same as always in the mail, "we can't see what the head office can see".. which is very difficult for a customer with troubles to get help which is to the point.

They just told me i didn't pay my game... ofcourse not, if they didn't bill me i couldn't have payed.. so i got it over already and ordered again :P
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Absinth on June 18, 2008, 07:12:00 am
ok, at this point I'm ordering again. and there it is, directly available.. (i think i could have waited long for this)

I don't know what you guys best do, i took the risk of just ordering again after talking to helpdesk. THey were talking about a problem with eadm, but these were not my problems, and this morning they were talkign about server issues.

But it's the same as always in the mail, "we can't see what the head office can see".. which is very difficult for a customer with troubles to get help which is to the point.

They just told me i didn't pay my game... ofcourse not, if they didn't bill me i couldn't have payed.. so i got it over already and ordered again :P

Well i did pay when i pre ordered, the amount was taken of my Visa card, so they have my money already!
And also i have the same problem.  ???
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: CosmicD on June 18, 2008, 07:15:01 am
Well, I just didn't want to take up with this, you might look up the main office and call them (wherever that is, US i guess), if your local EA can't help you without 2 days of burocracy... i don't know.. you're paying anyway to call their 0900 numbers, so i thought what the heck..

People who work there need to get a sense of how their billing system (doesn't) work(s).
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Absinth on June 18, 2008, 07:19:34 am
(wherever that is, US i guess)

I thought you knew i was from Belgium by now.  :D
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: CosmicD on June 18, 2008, 07:22:47 am
Nope lol, but what i mean is: they are always talking about "we have to ask head office", so we as belgians order with EA nederland, and if they can't get anything : they ask EA US i think. (or maybe UK), I have not asked this explicitly but if you have these kind of problems it's maybe just better to skip a rank.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Absinth on June 18, 2008, 07:26:50 am
I just think of something.
What version did you order the first time, Dutch or English?
I pre-ordered the English version when it asked me that.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: CosmicD on June 18, 2008, 07:37:39 am
there was a dutch version already when I ordered, but it dissapeared, but they didn't have any clue about when i was talking about how the name of the product changed from creature creator to wezenschepper, then dissapeared and came back again..
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: gec05 on June 18, 2008, 07:39:23 am
What? So I have to purchase it again to download it?
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: DarkDragon on June 18, 2008, 07:41:04 am
What? So I have to purchase it again to download it?

No, you threaten to sue them. :D
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: CosmicD on June 18, 2008, 07:41:12 am
you don't have to, it seems your situation is different than mine, cause EA didn't bill me for the creature creator.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: gec05 on June 18, 2008, 07:43:08 am
I didn't get billed either.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: CosmicD on June 18, 2008, 07:45:26 am
well, i took the risk.

it was giving me a headache: this was going to last forever and ever and no one would have come to the point.. i would have payed $10 for calling to the states and to the local 0900 nr anyway if i was to follow my own advice :P
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Gungnir on June 18, 2008, 07:46:57 am
Well..I'm not gonna be getting this for at least another week. By then I'm pretty sure they'll have most of their problems worked out.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: gec05 on June 18, 2008, 07:52:35 am
Ok, checked around and D2D won't have it for another 2 hours. So our new time should be 12:00 PM CDT.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Absinth on June 18, 2008, 08:07:22 am
Just jumping in to say that my issue is fixed, and is now activated!
Downloading now!  ;)

(http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd200/Smithycpl/dload.jpg)
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: CosmicD on June 18, 2008, 08:17:13 am
lol
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Absinth on June 18, 2008, 08:22:11 am
And I'm glad i didn't have any problems installing or loading it.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Amazingchi on June 18, 2008, 09:03:56 am
And I'm glad i didn't have any problems installing or loading it.

Same, the only thing I had to do was uninstall the Free trial.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Zuka on June 18, 2008, 09:15:48 am
Its been 1 day of full release and already 177,000 creatures have been made.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: less than 1 day
Post by: Doomsday on June 18, 2008, 09:29:50 am
Its been 1 day of full release and already 177,000 creatures have been made.

About 70k of that was made with mostly the Free Trial Version. Maxis themselves only have about 400 creatures up. Hydro probably has the most up out of us GSers (I'm either third or fourth with 38 up).
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: approx 42 minutes
Post by: Woulfe on June 18, 2008, 09:32:06 am
FOURTY TWO !

Minutes....

- W -
* heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh *
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: approx 42 minutes
Post by: Doomsday on June 18, 2008, 09:34:19 am
I have to leave for work now. I won't be here for the email. *le sigh* Oh well.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: approx 42 minutes
Post by: Flak on June 18, 2008, 09:35:27 am
I'm dyin here!!

EA store is SOOOOOOOOOO SLOOOOOOOOOW
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: approx 42 minutes
Post by: CosmicD on June 18, 2008, 09:36:59 am
/me cheers allong for the american release :)

I have 18 creatures. I see that I can remove creatures from the pedia with my full account, I hope that validation thing for the demo account will work soon so I can remove them there, and have them all as CosmicD :)
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: approx 42 minutes
Post by: Doomsday on June 18, 2008, 09:37:54 am
/me cheers allong for the american release :)

I have 18 creatures. I see that I can remove creatures from the pedia with my full account, I hope that validation thing for the demo account will work soon so I can remove them there, and have them all as CosmicD :)

You can remove creatures from your Pedia with any account Trial or Full. :-p
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: approx 42 minutes
Post by: CosmicD on June 18, 2008, 09:39:30 am
yep but i cant login without validating the trial account (ongoing problem), if i could i would have done that long ago.. i guess the only thing left is just trying now and  then to resend a validation mail from that account.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: approx 42 minutes
Post by: SPOREGASM on June 18, 2008, 09:51:40 am
Just bought with D2D, hopefully it opens up soon =)
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: approx 4 minutes
Post by: Rct2mad on June 18, 2008, 09:55:45 am
So does America have access to the full CC now then?
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: approx 4 minutes
Post by: SPOREGASM on June 18, 2008, 09:56:23 am
Doesn't look like it... I can't download it yet.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: approx 4 minutes
Post by: gec05 on June 18, 2008, 09:57:15 am
10 more minutes, being that it may take longer since they're always not on the dot.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: approx 4 minutes
Post by: Tesla on June 18, 2008, 09:57:58 am
yep but i cant login without validating the trial account (ongoing problem), if i could i would have done that long ago.. i guess the only thing left is just trying now and  then to resend a validation mail from that account.

I know... IT'S SO ANNOYING. Dont forgot to send a message to EA about it.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: approx 4 minutes
Post by: Rubric on June 18, 2008, 09:58:30 am
When is the disk supposed to be available in stores?
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: approx 4 minutes
Post by: gec05 on June 18, 2008, 09:59:09 am
Thursday.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: approx 4 minutes
Post by: CosmicD on June 18, 2008, 09:59:15 am
LOL, I just think of something, if these specific problems with EU pre-orders will be solved when the system for the american release date activate their orders, I'm gonna grow 2 heads... or something
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: approx 4 minutes
Post by: Woulfe on June 18, 2008, 10:00:33 am
FOURTY TWO !

Seconds....

- W -
* smirks *
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: approx 4 minutes
Post by: Rubric on June 18, 2008, 10:01:01 am
Thursday.

Thanks.  With that big of a download, I wouldn't have it til Thursday anyway.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: approx 4 minutes
Post by: gec05 on June 18, 2008, 10:01:38 am
Might as well change the title to "any second now."

Actually Rubric, the file is only about 200 MB more or less. It's pretty small.
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: approx 4 minutes
Post by: Flak on June 18, 2008, 10:03:21 am
LOL at me refreshing every 2 seconds :p
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: approx 4 minutes
Post by: SPOREGASM on June 18, 2008, 10:05:21 am
Dang this sucks, imagine this amplified by about a million on release day
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: approx 4 minutes
Post by: MTCason on June 18, 2008, 10:06:32 am
I got this email:

Thank you for ordering on EA Store (US). The product that you pre-ordered is now available for either preload or release. The EA Download Manager indicates the release date and time of your purchase. The preload is a convenience to get you into the game faster when the release date arrives.

Order ID: XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Product ID: 96890600
Product Name: SPORE™ Creature Creator (PC Download)

If you have further questions regarding your order, please visit http://www.eastore.com and click on the Customer Service link located near the top of the page.

Please note: This e-mail message was sent from a notification-only address that cannot accept incoming e-mail. Please visit http://support.ea.com to submit any further questions.

Sincerely,

EA Store (US)Customer Service


... Where's the link to download it, then?
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: approx 4 minutes
Post by: aligon on June 18, 2008, 10:07:16 am
You need to use the EA download manager, right?
Title: Re: EU: Released / NA: approx 4 minutes
Post by: SPOREGASM on June 18, 2008, 10:08:18 am
Downloading now with D2D. Win
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 18, 2008, 10:08:58 am
If you got an email with no link go on your order history, it should be there.
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Flak on June 18, 2008, 10:09:10 am
Downloading now with D2D. Win

I hate you and EA ;)
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: SPOREGASM on June 18, 2008, 10:10:25 am
Downloading now with D2D. Win

I hate you and EA ;)

Sorry bud haha =)
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: gec05 on June 18, 2008, 10:10:39 am
Still waiting.
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Draugr on June 18, 2008, 10:11:12 am
Released everywhere... pffft, not quite, I'm still waiting. I live in North Carlina so when is 12:00 CDT gonna be for my time zone, anyone know?
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Qwwe on June 18, 2008, 10:11:36 am
I have another hour to wait for my copy :/
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Woulfe on June 18, 2008, 10:12:16 am
Nice thread title after all the headaches at the 11th hour, yes, time to PARTY !

Everyone relax, unwind, enjoy the release of the SCC Full version.

If you have any issues please vent about them elsewhere as this thing is nearly 100 pages now.

In the last 2 days it went from somewhere in the 60's all the way to here.

Blah.

- W -
* Party time *
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: SPOREGASM on June 18, 2008, 10:13:35 am
25% downloaded. My head may explode waiting for this thing to finish =)
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Pat_Taxi on June 18, 2008, 10:14:02 am
When will the full version of the CC be available to download for those that didn't pre-order it, such as myself? Anyone know?
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: aligon on June 18, 2008, 10:14:11 am
Arg, no link.
and the online EA Store website just died...
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Petike on June 18, 2008, 10:14:21 am
The release date party meets the 100th page party!

(http://www.delawareonline.com/blogs/uploaded_images/2291-759348.jpg)
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Flak on June 18, 2008, 10:14:30 am
The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance downtime or capacity problems. Please try again later.

OMG. lol

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Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: aligon on June 18, 2008, 10:14:47 am
When will the full version of the CC be available to download for those that didn't pre-order it, such as myself? Anyone know?

Anytime, just buy the game and download it...  ;)
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: aligon on June 18, 2008, 10:15:08 am
The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance downtime or capacity problems. Please try again later.

OMG. lol

AAAGAGGGHHHH
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: SPOREGASM on June 18, 2008, 10:15:52 am
D2D ftw =D
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Flak on June 18, 2008, 10:16:36 am
D2D ftw =D

Go away Sporegasm :p
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Absinth on June 18, 2008, 10:17:29 am
Warning - while you were reading 7 new replies have been posted. You may wish to review your post.

For the party i cooked duck, who brings the wine?

(http://ll-751.ea.com/spore/static/image/500/000/751/500000751358_lrg.png)
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: SPOREGASM on June 18, 2008, 10:18:06 am
D2D ftw =D

Go away Sporegasm :p

Sorry brother. I almost bought it from the EA Store as well, but I'm glad I didn't.
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Petike on June 18, 2008, 10:18:17 am
Europe FTW.
I'm lovin' this continent!
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Flak on June 18, 2008, 10:18:49 am


For the party i cooked duck, who brings the wine?

(http://ll-751.ea.com/spore/static/image/500/000/751/500000751358_lrg.png)
I have the Whine right here. Stop rubbing it in! heheh.

I will forever choose the wrong download service as well as the wrong check out line in the store. :p
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Petike on June 18, 2008, 10:18:57 am
Europe FTW.
I'm lovin' this continent!
LOL, this was the first post of the 100th page!
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: MetallicDragon on June 18, 2008, 10:19:06 am
Anyone having problems with D2D? I'm getting an "Unable to Download File" Error with the download manager, and the retry button does nothing.
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Woulfe on June 18, 2008, 10:19:28 am
Warning - while you were reading 7 new replies have been posted. You may wish to review your post.

For the party i cooked duck, who brings the wine?

(http://ll-751.ea.com/spore/static/image/500/000/751/500000751358_lrg.png)

This thread has too much WHINE as it is, do we really need more ?

- W -
* PUN-ishment *
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: SPOREGASM on June 18, 2008, 10:19:49 am
Anyone having problems with D2D? I'm getting an "Unable to Download File" Error with the download manager, and the retry button does nothing.

No sir, currently downloading at 60%
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: leanbarton on June 18, 2008, 10:20:24 am
I'm still waiting on an email :(
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 18, 2008, 10:20:33 am
I cooked this:
(http://ll-782.ea.com/spore/static/image/500/000/782/500000782500_lrg.png) (http://www.spore.com/sporepedia#qry=ast-500000782500%3Asast-500000782500)
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: ilikesanta on June 18, 2008, 10:21:46 am
I just found out that HP computers could get the Editor with 50% of the parts, for free i think, but it's not up yet. I haven't gotten an email either for my preorder yet.
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Flak on June 18, 2008, 10:22:06 am
That's rockin dark!
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Woulfe on June 18, 2008, 10:23:09 am
So, page 100, and we have 2 turkeys to eat, or are they chickens ?

I bet they taste just like chicken.

Who brought the chips ?

- W -
* Will bring the sodas *
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 18, 2008, 10:23:28 am
Mine is a duck relative.
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: SPOREGASM on June 18, 2008, 10:26:02 am
90% downloaded. Can't wait.

I think D2D is my new favorite game site.
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: CosmicD on June 18, 2008, 10:26:35 am
oooh i wanna be in the 100th page tooo ;P
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Absinth on June 18, 2008, 10:26:44 am
I cooked this:
(http://ll-782.ea.com/spore/static/image/500/000/782/500000782500_lrg.png) (http://www.spore.com/sporepedia#qry=ast-500000782500%3Asast-500000782500)

For me a wing, hes got 4 pair anyway!  :D
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Flak on June 18, 2008, 10:26:49 am
Still nothing here.

Starting to get annoyed for real now :p
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Woulfe on June 18, 2008, 10:27:57 am
Mine is a duck relative.

So it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, so it must be..... a Platypus....

Yea for Darwin's Grab bag....

- W -
* Spins the wheel and gets a GODZILLASAURUS *
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: SPOREGASM on June 18, 2008, 10:28:19 am
Download complete. Off to play!
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Flak on June 18, 2008, 10:29:33 am
this thread title makes me cry.
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: ilikesanta on June 18, 2008, 10:29:53 am
EA store is back up, I can buy and download the full editor now, but where's my preorder?
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: leanbarton on June 18, 2008, 10:30:11 am
Flak same here. I preordered from EA April 14.
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: SPOREGASM on June 18, 2008, 10:30:44 am
Thats so unfair =( Sorry guys
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Reebdoog on June 18, 2008, 10:31:44 am
Been preordered since the first day  I could...no e-mail...no code in my purchases...bah...
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Flak on June 18, 2008, 10:33:03 am
Yah, I'm trying to be patient, honest. I just get aggravated when I preorder something and people who don't get it first. (not mad at them, I just wish we'd all get it at the same time)

I feel like the poor kid looking in the store window at christmas. :p

NEVER PREORDER!

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Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: SPOREGASM on June 18, 2008, 10:34:38 am
Im playing it now, but I still can't register an account. Weak
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Woulfe on June 18, 2008, 10:34:46 am
Lesson of the week.....

Never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever
download anything from the EA store, you will remember this in 2 months 12 days 25 mins, right ?

RIGHT ?

- W -
* Goes back to the party in progress *


Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Rct2mad on June 18, 2008, 10:36:27 am
Lesson of the week.....

Never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever
download anything from the EA store, you will remember this in 2 months 12 days 25 mins, right ?

RIGHT ?

- W -
* Goes back to the party in progress *



Sure will - I can't wait  :D
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: MTCason on June 18, 2008, 10:36:38 am
Will someone who preordered it from the EA Store for digital download explain HOW you got it to show up in the EADM?  The e-mail notifications contain no links.  There are no links from the EA Customer Support page for the order.
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Flak on June 18, 2008, 10:36:58 am
Lesson of the week.....

Never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever
download anything from the EA store, you will remember this in 2 months 12 days 25 mins, right ?

RIGHT ?

- W -
* Goes back to the party in progress *


I will absolutely remember :( This was my first, and last, EA store purchase, EVER.

I have to get back to work now :( Thanks for wasting my morning eastore! :p
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: GrapeFruit on June 18, 2008, 10:37:27 am
Why the hell would you preorder a product you'll download anyways? It's not that they'll be short on digital copies (only on bandwidth). It doesn't seem to make much sense to me.
If I preorder, I only do so for a physical copy.
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: eropS on June 18, 2008, 10:39:01 am
Hrm, i just bought it from D2D and it doesnt give me the DL button.... lame...
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Flak on June 18, 2008, 10:39:32 am
Why the hell would you preorder a product you'll download anyways? It's not that they'll be short on digital copies (only on bandwidth). It doesn't seem to make much sense to me.
If I preorder, I only do so for a physical copy.


I didn't know. I'm an FPS person and I only play 3 other games. I didn't have the excitement I had with getting the creator. I didn't know about all of this, I thought Digital download would get it to me the fastest.
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: gec05 on June 18, 2008, 10:40:57 am
I went to see my purchase history and now it shows that no purchases were made. :(
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: SPOREGASM on June 18, 2008, 10:41:58 am
I hate EA. I made my new account, validated it, tried to log-in... It says no records found, blah blah blah. So I changed the password, and still nothing. A minor problem compared to the people that can't even download it atm, but is anyone else having registration/log-in problems?
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: aligon on June 18, 2008, 10:42:11 am
Will someone who preordered it from the EA Store for digital download explain HOW you got it to show up in the EADM?  The e-mail notifications contain no links.  There are no links from the EA Customer Support page for the order.

same question here...
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Flak on June 18, 2008, 10:42:48 am
I went to see my purchase history and now it shows that no purchases were made. :(

I just refreshed and got the same thing! What are they doing?
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Reebdoog on June 18, 2008, 10:43:08 am
same here, no order
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Flak on June 18, 2008, 10:43:44 am
Maybe it's a good sign?

*hopes
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Cyrus on June 18, 2008, 10:44:17 am
I hate EA. I made my new account, validated it, tried to log-in... It says no records found, blah blah blah. So I changed the password, and still nothing. A minor problem compared to the people that can't even download it atm, but is anyone else having registration/log-in problems?

I've had an issue logging into my EA account via Firefox before where it keeps saying invalid password, but I could log into via IE.  For some reason the account login page on Firefox is just this grey box, but the page that loads in IE is white and has an EA character on the righthand side and stuff.
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Legodragonxp on June 18, 2008, 10:44:28 am
Grumble. Best Buy won't have it on the shelves until tomorrow (19th). Oh well... back to work.

-Lego
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Flak on June 18, 2008, 10:46:00 am
Oh man :(

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Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Draugr on June 18, 2008, 10:47:02 am
I so vastly confused by the EA Downloader. I will never Direct Download a game ever, ever, ever again.
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Sub on June 18, 2008, 10:47:13 am
So I went to go buy it.  When I pressed submit, it didn't load.  

I figured alright, I'll check the credit card info tomorrow to make sure theres not two orders there and i'll try to buy it again.  It says my credit card authorization is failed now, though, and I know the credit card works fine.  I'm thinking it failed because they got the first order, but I haven't received an email or anything.
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: MTCason on June 18, 2008, 10:47:20 am
Oh man :(

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Where's the error message from?
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Woulfe on June 18, 2008, 10:47:37 am
So help me if this is still going on after I get my physical copy do I need to say....

" I knew this would happen from the start due to EA's track record "

Do I ?

How's the saying go.... "Buyer Beware"

- W -
* Sadden by the situation that has happened here, but can't do anything about it at all, but would like to if he were in the right circles to pull some strings for you all *
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: mystic esper on June 18, 2008, 10:47:49 am
wait.. you can actually load the eastore page?  I only get blank white pages of nothing when i refresh.  happened after the order removal thing.
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Draugr on June 18, 2008, 10:48:05 am
Will someone who preordered it from the EA Store for digital download explain HOW you got it to show up in the EADM?  The e-mail notifications contain no links.  There are no links from the EA Customer Support page for the order.

same question here...

I also, would like an answer to this question.
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: WeAreLegion on June 18, 2008, 10:48:30 am
I should have it waiting for me at Gamestop!  I got the call, I have my receipt...now I just need to get past the store employees...  :-\
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Flak on June 18, 2008, 10:48:44 am
Where's the error message from?

When I try to go to my order history. I either get that message or "No orders were found"
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: SPOREGASM on June 18, 2008, 10:50:04 am
I hate EA. I made my new account, validated it, tried to log-in... It says no records found, blah blah blah. So I changed the password, and still nothing. A minor problem compared to the people that can't even download it atm, but is anyone else having registration/log-in problems?

I've had an issue logging into my EA account via Firefox before where it keeps saying invalid password, but I could log into via IE.  For some reason the account login page on Firefox is just this grey box, but the page that loads in IE is white and has an EA character on the righthand side and stuff.

Thanks for the info, it doesn't even work for me in IE though. Godforsaken program if you ask me =) Worlds biggest virus
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Draugr on June 18, 2008, 10:50:15 am
Time for an angry email of flaming rhetoric and witty analogies for EA.
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Lippy on June 18, 2008, 10:51:10 am
Grumble. Best Buy won't have it on the shelves until tomorrow (19th). Oh well... back to work.

-Lego

I'm patiently waiting to get it from Target tomorrow.  I got the CC trial and got my feet wet, and I do want to get the extra pieces.  But honestly, since I finally got a taste for it, I feel like I can wait a few days longer.  And then, after getting my fill from the complete version, I should be satiated enough to no longer be so impatient for Spore. 

Also, now that we have the CC, I wouldn't mind seeing those Civ and Space phase videos EA has on the back burner.  Does anyone else feel the same way? 
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Cyrus on June 18, 2008, 10:51:20 am
Well, now my order has disappeared from order history as well.  I don't see a charge on my credit card anywhere, so I guess they were going to charge us today for the order.  Perhaps they just ended up cancelling our orders and we have to re-order it. 

If I get home from work and this hasn't been resolved yet, I'm just going to go ahead and buy it from D2D. 
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: MTCason on June 18, 2008, 10:52:32 am
Everyone's order has disappeared from their EA order history.  They'll be working on fixing it, I'm sure.
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: gec05 on June 18, 2008, 10:53:07 am
I feel like punching customer service right now.
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Tr0n on June 18, 2008, 10:54:13 am
One would think that the EA store, with it's tons of downloads and products, would be able to launch a glorified demo (late) without any problems.... you know, like NOT bringing the whole EA store down?  

This is the first preorder I've ever done.  From the EA store, it may be the last.  Of course with Spore proper, I will be buying the boxed copy from a retailer and it's the only game I would consider pre-ordering.  
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Tesla on June 18, 2008, 10:55:54 am
*Ahem*

Woulfe, you can STOP TALKING now.

No one needs pessimism, come on, just be patient, I think every EU downloader has finally got it now.
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Cyrus on June 18, 2008, 10:56:09 am
Everyone's order has disappeared from their EA order history.  They'll be working on fixing it, I'm sure.

Perhaps there was some major issue and the only way to resolve it was to clear out the order completely and make us re-order it.  Sort of like when a cashier is ringing you up for something, completely screws something up, and the manager has to come buy and void the transaction completely.   As long as I don't get charged for my original order, I'm OK with this, but it would be nice to get an email or something. 

Ah well, it's only been an hour so far.  I'll give them a little more time, not like I can play it anyways, I'm at work.
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: MTCason on June 18, 2008, 10:57:10 am
Everyone's order has disappeared from their EA order history.  They'll be working on fixing it, I'm sure.

Perhaps there was some major issue and the only way to resolve it was to clear out the order completely and make us re-order it.  Sort of like when a cashier is ringing you up for something, completely screws something up, and the manager has to come buy and void the transaction completely.   As long as I don't get charged for my original order, I'm OK with this, but it would be nice to get an email or something. 

Ah well, it's only been an hour so far.  I'll give them a little more time, not like I can play it anyways, I'm at work.

I had more than a dozen orders from the EA Store.  Most of them completed long, long ago.  Everything is gone.  It's not just Spore.  I'm sure they haven't wiped out every order everyone has ever placed.
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Nazzul on June 18, 2008, 10:58:51 am
Why the hell would you preorder a product you'll download anyways? It's not that they'll be short on digital copies (only on bandwidth). It doesn't seem to make much sense to me.
If I preorder, I only do so for a physical copy.


Wow you stole the words from my mouth right before I was going to post that. Can you read my mind? Well im Dling from Direct2drive and it's going very smoothly. So far.....
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: MTCason on June 18, 2008, 11:01:17 am
I just got into my EA Order History again, and now it's reverted the order to Submitted instead of Completed.  >:(
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: The Time Traveller on June 18, 2008, 11:03:35 am
Woah, at this rate there'll be a million creatures zippo fast.
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Flak on June 18, 2008, 11:03:58 am
I just got into my EA Order History again, and now it's reverted the order to Submitted instead of Completed.  >:(

Same


I'm sad.
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: aligon on June 18, 2008, 11:05:52 am
My order is still on the website. It just doesn't give me the serial code, and I have nothing on EADM when I open it up, it's just blank...
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: gec05 on June 18, 2008, 11:06:45 am
And still no email.
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: CosmicD on June 18, 2008, 11:07:53 am
Lesson of the week.....

Never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever
download anything from the EA store, you will remember this in 2 months 12 days 25 mins, right ?

RIGHT ?

- W -
* Goes back to the party in progress *



Well I have to, cause i'm gonna get a coupon, and you can redeem it if you pre order spore lol, we might all hope EA also learns a lesson and not only us. I'm surely gonna write them thoroughly about this, also the US EA helpdesk.

but I'm not gonna preorder spore untill september or so, then that coupon will still count and hopefully the system just didn't "forget" about my pre order :P
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Flak on June 18, 2008, 11:09:39 am
So I called EA support. After getting through their automated system, I was told to hold for support. Then I receive the message. "That is not a valid number"

LOL

Wow, why didn't you guys tell me they suck so bad :p
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Woulfe on June 18, 2008, 11:10:07 am
*Ahem*

Woulfe, you can STOP TALKING now.

No one needs pessimism, come on, just be patient, I think every EU downloader has finally got it now.

I wasn't being pessimistic, I was being a realist, EA has shown how good they are at this, remember the whole Sims 2 Pets fiasco or does reading this thread remind anyone of that ?

- W -
* Who's frustrated seeing everyone run around dealing with this problem yet AGAIN *
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Rct2mad on June 18, 2008, 11:11:58 am
They can stuff my £5 off right up their genitalia for all I care.
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: SPOREGASM on June 18, 2008, 11:13:44 am
They can stuff my £5 off right up their genitalia for all I care.

Haha, thats the spirit!
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Blulightning on June 18, 2008, 11:15:48 am
Honestly, this is the worst service I've ever seen in my entire life.
Not only did they remove all traces of people's orders, which is close to robbery and scandalism, but they are also not sticking to any of their release dates, nor can you get to your information half of the time since half of their sites don't work correctly.

No, this has to honestly be the worst programming, and bureaucracy, I've ever seen. :-\
I just hope one of the intelligent people over there get it sorted out soon.

I just don't understand how they can be the same company who owns the company with some of the greatest video game programmers... IT JUST DOESN'T MAKE SENSE!!! ???
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: CosmicD on June 18, 2008, 11:18:08 am
I had this kind of spirit too, you know, yo'ure only wasting money on phonecalls too, and to start sueing for $10, that's just silly.

the thing we should rather do is to combine our efforts and cvrate a big petition with general griefs and suggestions so that electronic arts helpdesk spirit would be less burocratic with their second tier and first tier support that don't really exchange information. I mean comon this almost seems like a government that has a policy to sort people by level of importance, but it seems that the real information remains closed off for the general public.

They try to be efficent with this but it's killing them, as there's no policy of widespread to the point information.
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Rct2mad on June 18, 2008, 11:21:27 am
They can stuff my £5 off right up their genitalia for all I care.

Haha, thats the spirit!
And your name is SPOREGASM as well  :D
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: The Time Traveller on June 18, 2008, 11:24:47 am
Over 200,000.
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Blulightning on June 18, 2008, 11:27:07 am
I had this kind of spirit too, you know, yo'ure only wasting money on phonecalls too, and to start sueing for $10, that's just silly.

the thing we should rather do is to combine our efforts and cvrate a big petition with general griefs and suggestions so that electronic arts helpdesk spirit would be less burocratic with their second tier and first tier support that don't really exchange information. I mean comon this almost seems like a government that has a policy to sort people by level of importance, but it seems that the real information remains closed off for the general public.

They try to be efficent with this but it's killing them, as there's no policy of widespread to the point information.

YEAH! But instead of a petition, let's file a class action lawsuit. :D
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: SPOREGASM on June 18, 2008, 11:30:27 am
They can stuff my £5 off right up their genitalia for all I care.

Haha, thats the spirit!
And your name is SPOREGASM as well  :D

I was actually shocked this name wasn't taken as well. It will be my sporepedia name as well, once the darn thing lets me log in
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: GoreyFeldman on June 18, 2008, 11:31:27 am
I just got into my EA Order History again, and now it's reverted the order to Submitted instead of Completed.  >:(

Same
I'm sad.

My pre-order has also reappeared on my account. Since I haven't been billed yet, I have a feeling they are just beginning to process the pre-orders.
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Techleo on June 18, 2008, 11:33:25 am
 Oh fudge that idea. If you file a class action suit youd be lucky to have spore ever come out. :o
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Woulfe on June 18, 2008, 11:39:18 am
105 pages now.

- W -
* shakes his head sadly *

Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Tr0n on June 18, 2008, 11:40:22 am
Interesting.  I just received my email.  Got the ealink and the unlock code is up on my orders page.  I suppose someone there decided it was time to put down the 99 cent Taco Bell burrito and hit "Process Pre-Orders."
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Fumanchu on June 18, 2008, 11:41:05 am
I've been checking my email quite frequently for the last hour. I also sent off a mild complaint / question to EA's customer service. Suddenly I received an email with a link, which was also available on the Customer Service "Order Details" screen at the EA Store. It's downloading right now...

Edit: What Tr0n said.
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: leanbarton on June 18, 2008, 11:43:23 am
Yeah!, me email showed up finally. Now I'll see if I can download
.
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Techleo on June 18, 2008, 11:44:14 am
 Holy mackrel thats alot of parts! :o Well folks, good fortunes with all your endeavours! As for me, time to make my true Mostruk! ;D
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Draugr on June 18, 2008, 11:45:10 am
Ok for those who pre-ordered from EA and are confused by how to the EADM going, go to EA store, click Customer service at the top of the page, click view Order History, Log in, next your order there will be a download button, click it and off you go!
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Woulfe on June 18, 2008, 11:45:50 am
I hope everyone else has good luck with this thing getting to them.

I'll see you all in a few hours myself.

- W -
* Off to the races *
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Granite T. Rock on June 18, 2008, 11:48:39 am
Ok for those who pre-ordered from EA and are confused by how to the EADM going, go to EA store, click Customer service at the top of the page, click view Order History, Log in, next your order there will be a download button, click it and off you go!

Except.. there is no download button for me!
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Flak on June 18, 2008, 11:49:20 am
Ok for those who pre-ordered from EA and are confused by how to the EADM going, go to EA store, click Customer service at the top of the page, click view Order History, Log in, next your order there will be a download button, click it and off you go!

I"m still getting order submitted :(
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: SPOREGASM on June 18, 2008, 11:50:02 am
Dang Flak, looks like your just an unlucky guy =(
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: ChaosWolf1982 on June 18, 2008, 11:50:55 am
 >:( This asshattery and delay from their "customer service" department makes me want to beat someone to death with a pillowcase full of kittens. >:(
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: gec05 on June 18, 2008, 11:51:54 am
Still nothing.
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: MTCason on June 18, 2008, 11:52:38 am
Ok for those who pre-ordered from EA and are confused by how to the EADM going, go to EA store, click Customer service at the top of the page, click view Order History, Log in, next your order there will be a download button, click it and off you go!

I"m still getting order submitted :(

So am I.  I think they must not have got round to everyone, yet.
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Flak on June 18, 2008, 11:55:55 am
I finally got a customer service rep on the phone. After having me on hold for 10 minutes he told me to email support :p

Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: SPOREGASM on June 18, 2008, 11:56:42 am
I finally got a customer service rep on the phone. After having me on hold for 10 minutes he told me to email support :p



And you said okay? Should of demanded something after waiting for 10 minutes
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Flak on June 18, 2008, 11:59:01 am
I finally got a customer service rep on the phone. After having me on hold for 10 minutes he told me to email support :p



And you said okay? Should of demanded something after waiting for 10 minutes

Trust me I tried. I did get upset with the dude, but he was being a jerk and smug right form the start. I told him this was my first and last purchase from the eastore and he hung up on me after saying "Have a wonderful day" very sarcastically.
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: google_video_fan on June 18, 2008, 11:59:53 am
Just bought it off Direct2Drive.com, downloading it (and the manual) right now.
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: SPOREGASM on June 18, 2008, 12:00:42 pm
I finally got a customer service rep on the phone. After having me on hold for 10 minutes he told me to email support :p



And you said okay? Should of demanded something after waiting for 10 minutes

Trust me I tried. I did get upset with the dude, but he was being a jerk and smug right form the start. I told him this was my first and last purchase from the eastore and he hung up on me after saying "Have a wonderful day" very sarcastically.

Wow, thats messed up. I can't believe corporations let their "customer service" reps run wild and act... Dickish to customers like that
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Granite T. Rock on June 18, 2008, 12:03:16 pm
Perhaps the agent is getting frustrated by the flood of where's my Spore game calls?  (Will EA ever learn?)
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Blulightning on June 18, 2008, 12:03:45 pm
Wow, thats messed up. I can't believe corporations let their "customer service" reps run wild and act... Dickish to customers like that

Well, as you can see, EA is extremely disorganized and can't get anything working.
So they probably don't even know who that guy is, let alone that they are paying him to do something.
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: aligon on June 18, 2008, 12:06:01 pm
Ok for those who pre-ordered from EA and are confused by how to the EADM going, go to EA store, click Customer service at the top of the page, click view Order History, Log in, next your order there will be a download button, click it and off you go!

Except.. there is no download button for me!

Yeah, that's the problem. There is not download button next to our order.
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Blulightning on June 18, 2008, 12:06:39 pm
Yay! I finally got the email/link JUST NOW.
I'm downloading now.

Did you guys get it?
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: CosmicD on June 18, 2008, 12:08:08 pm
I feel with all of you ... you better call today if you're gonna have the "order submitted" problem longer than 12 hours, when I explained it to them they told me "you havn't paied yoru game yet"..... i told it's your ball now, YOU have to bill me... go figure, it's that what prompted me to re order.
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: MTCason on June 18, 2008, 12:08:25 pm
Not yet.  Still just the aforementioned e-mail which contained no link whatsoever.
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Granite T. Rock on June 18, 2008, 12:08:39 pm
I just got it right this instant too.... about 10 minutes after I sent a complaint E-mail.
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: gec05 on June 18, 2008, 12:10:07 pm
Nothing yet.

EDIT: Nevermind, got it.
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: mystic esper on June 18, 2008, 12:15:17 pm
yep, just got it too, guess they are finally circulating through the backed up orders
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: MTCason on June 18, 2008, 12:17:58 pm
Mine was placed on 4.29.08.  You'd think they'd have got to mine first.  :P
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Interitus on June 18, 2008, 12:19:21 pm
Order Status: Order Submitted

and I have to leave in 15 minutes..sigh

Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Flak on June 18, 2008, 12:19:49 pm
I'm going to go work for a while. Hopefully by the time I come back it will be waiting for me. Staring at my inbox isn't helping anything ;)
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: ChaosWolf1982 on June 18, 2008, 12:22:07 pm
FINALLY, the bloody thing is showing up.

Congrats, EA, I now think of you as I did Firefox 3: Never Again.
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: ilikesanta on June 18, 2008, 12:27:56 pm
I got my email, but now i don't know ow to get my ea downloader to look at it
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: mystic esper on June 18, 2008, 12:31:12 pm
I got my email, but now i don't know ow to get my ea downloader to look at it

In the email, titled EA Store (US) - Product ready for order # XXXXXXXXXX

halfway down, you should see:

SPORE™ Creature Creator (PC Download)
ealink: <a bunch of random stuff>

copy the ealink line into your browser navigation bar, and then it should start.
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: MTCason on June 18, 2008, 12:33:59 pm
I got my e-mail, and now the game shows up in my EADM ... but it seems to be stuck on 'Connecting'.  :'(
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: ilikesanta on June 18, 2008, 12:34:51 pm
I got it to run now, I unistalled the trail and I forgot to logback into the EA downloader.
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Flak on June 18, 2008, 12:55:56 pm
I finally got it, only 3 hours late! ;)

Now it won't install. LOL
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: MTCason on June 18, 2008, 12:58:02 pm
Downloading now.  Crisis averted.  ;D
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: vonboy on June 18, 2008, 01:06:00 pm
so what happened to the party? yesterday everybody was exploding from the lack of spore, and there was nothing positive to red. it actually made me just up and leave for the day because i didn't want to read poages and pages full of complaints and crap anymore.

so can we please stop complaining and start the party now? i've got drinks!
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: RR_Raptor65 on June 18, 2008, 01:24:56 pm
Guys, if you HAVEN'T gotten an email with an activation link yet, you can go onto the EA Store, click "Customer Service" in the upper right hand corner next to the search box, log in if prompted, click "View recent order history and purchase details", then click "Download now with EA Download Manager", that'll kick the download off for you. ;D
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Pinstar on June 18, 2008, 01:26:23 pm
so what happened to the party? yesterday everybody was exploding from the lack of spore, and there was nothing positive to red. it actually made me just up and leave for the day because i didn't want to read poages and pages full of complaints and crap anymore.

so can we please stop complaining and start the party now? i've got drinks!

Here here! Let us get the party started!
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Cosmosis on June 18, 2008, 01:27:39 pm
I still can't download my full CC :( i got an email, but it has no link that activates my eadm download :( i HATE EA
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Orly on June 18, 2008, 01:34:40 pm
ok, im pretty sure this question has been asked a million times, but i am getting the full version today and i already have the trial. which folder do you copy to get the creatures from the trial to the full version?
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: RR_Raptor65 on June 18, 2008, 01:40:00 pm
I still can't download my full CC :( i got an email, but it has no link that activates my eadm download :( i HATE EA

Did you try doing what I said?  I haven't gotten any emails period and I'm downloading it just fine.
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Rct2mad on June 18, 2008, 02:03:23 pm
Is this the longest thread on this forum?  8) :o
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: leanbarton on June 18, 2008, 02:12:23 pm
OK, now that I have it, it's party time. lol.
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: aligon on June 18, 2008, 02:16:04 pm
No has.
Do want.
AligonCat is not amused.

My download still isn't showing up on the customer service page OR on EADM...  :-[
I'm leaving for a week in just 2 hours...sniff...
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Pixxel on June 18, 2008, 02:42:55 pm
Gonna buy it tomorrow first thing in the morning. :D
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Interitus on June 18, 2008, 02:47:23 pm
Guys, if you HAVEN'T gotten an email with an activation link yet, you can go onto the EA Store, click "Customer Service" in the upper right hand corner next to the search box, log in if prompted, click "View recent order history and purchase details", then click "Download now with EA Download Manager", that'll kick the download off for you. ;D

I don't see an option saying Download Now
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Harvestfreak on June 18, 2008, 03:05:53 pm
I picked up my copy from the Gamestop, have it installed, and enjoying it.

Gonna start work on my Hork-Bajir
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Interitus on June 18, 2008, 04:43:52 pm
Whats the number to actually talk to a human with EA? I'm fairly sick of waiting at this point. I want to use some angry words with an actual human being in a desperate hope that I might actually get the item I paid for.
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: DarkDragon on June 18, 2008, 04:44:47 pm
1024-768-TALK-TO-HUMAN
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: JakeCourtney on June 18, 2008, 04:45:57 pm
My Amazon order just shipped today,  I'm not really looking forward to it now seeing as though I've had the full CC on the 16th via UK download.
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Rct2mad on June 19, 2008, 12:17:57 pm
Still a party?
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: CosmicD on June 19, 2008, 12:34:49 pm
Whats the number to actually talk to a human with EA? I'm fairly sick of waiting at this point. I want to use some angry words with an actual human being in a desperate hope that I might actually get the item I paid for.

You are still having the "order submitted" thing ? Me too, although I've placed a new order yesterday which was immediately completed.. but these older "order submitted" items are just left hanging there, even though I asked ea to remove these.

WHo knows somewhere deep in july they will suddenly be complete and then I pay a second time for CC... Wouldn't surprise me.
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: outlander_biz on June 19, 2008, 06:54:54 pm
should'nt the title be changed to "78 days to spore Party"
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: vonboy on June 19, 2008, 07:02:19 pm
i guess not, but i guess you could keep yourself entertained by watching a really old will wright interview, and taking a drink every time he says "um" :D.
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: outlander_biz on June 19, 2008, 08:50:11 pm
i guess not, but i guess you could keep yourself entertained by watching a really old will wright interview, and taking a drink every time he says "um" :D.

taking a drink of what? because I really don't want to die of alcohol poisoning
Title: Re: Released Everywhere, party!
Post by: Zamaza on June 19, 2008, 09:57:04 pm
i guess not, but i guess you could keep yourself entertained by watching a really old will wright interview, and taking a drink every time he says "um" :D.

taking a drink of what? because I really don't want to die of alcohol poisoning

With that many ums, you could die from drinking water...