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Title: Sporepedia hits: 3,000,000 Creatures
Post by: DoggySpew on June 18, 2008, 02:51:54 pm
We may need a bigger universe when Spore comes out.

Maybe we could also need a ticker here on the forum displaying the current Sporepedia creature count (If that is possible).
Title: Re: Holy moly, over 250000 creatures already on Sporepedia.
Post by: martyk on June 18, 2008, 02:52:33 pm
wow.  We're gonna have more than 200k in 24 hours.
Title: Re: Holy moly, over 250000 creatures already on Sporepedia.
Post by: WeAreLegion on June 18, 2008, 02:54:13 pm
Bets on how long till 1 Million?

I say next Sunday, Monday at latest.
Title: Re: Holy moly, over 250000 creatures already on Sporepedia.
Post by: Plank of Wood on June 18, 2008, 02:54:19 pm
IT'S OVER 9000!!
Title: Re: Holy moly, over 250000 creatures already on Sporepedia.
Post by: Jagon on June 18, 2008, 02:55:18 pm
IT'S OVER 9000!!
i think it surpassed 9000 before its official release lol
Title: Re: Holy moly, over 250000 creatures already on Sporepedia.
Post by: Plank of Wood on June 18, 2008, 03:04:00 pm
IT'S OVER 9000!!
i think it surpassed 9000 before its official release lol

IT'S OVER 90,000!!
Title: Re: Holy moly, over 250000 creatures already on Sporepedia.
Post by: eropS on June 18, 2008, 03:48:00 pm
It will be 1Mil by Friday.
Title: Re: Holy moly, over 250000 creatures already on Sporepedia.
Post by: MTCason on June 18, 2008, 04:47:45 pm
Almost to 275,000 now.
Title: Re: Holy moly, over 250000 creatures already on Sporepedia.
Post by: Lebeke1 on June 18, 2008, 04:48:52 pm
It will be 1Mil by Friday.

I second that.
Title: Re: Holy moly, over 250000 creatures already on Sporepedia.
Post by: vonboy on June 18, 2008, 05:05:37 pm
and i posted when it was at a measly 10,000, and asked for people to place bets one when it would reach 100,000. the only person who guess said the end of the month lol.

hell, it'll be like 5 mil by the end of the month.
Title: Re: Holy moly, over 250000 creatures already on Sporepedia.
Post by: MTCason on June 18, 2008, 05:10:13 pm
It just dawned on me how truly massive Spore might be, in terms of being embraced by everybody and their grandmother:

There are already more creatures on the Sporepedia than all of the Sims and Houses on the Sims 2 Exchange combined.
  :o :o :o
Title: Re: Holy moly, over 250000 creatures already on Sporepedia.
Post by: JakeCourtney on June 18, 2008, 05:54:21 pm
How many of those are worthless and look like crap?
Title: Re: Holy moly, over 250000 creatures already on Sporepedia.
Post by: Doomsday on June 18, 2008, 06:02:30 pm
How many of those are worthless and look like crap?

Back to your old self?

Anyway.. I've seen a lot of good ones. The names bother me, but I'd say a conservative estimate is that 60% of them are worthless. An optimistic estimate is 35% or so being worthless.
Title: Re: Holy moly, over 250000 creatures already on Sporepedia.
Post by: Sub on June 18, 2008, 06:07:35 pm
I hate to burst everyone's bubble, but this isn't that many. 
Title: Re: Holy moly, over 250000 creatures already on Sporepedia.
Post by: Gungnir on June 18, 2008, 06:10:37 pm
Considering how easy it is to upload stuff..it's really not.

With no actual basis for this number, let's just say that the average user has uploaded a total of four creatures by this point. (It's probably more). That means that there are only 62,500 people. Not that many, especially considering that most of them probably downloaded free software.
Title: Re: Holy moly, over 250000 creatures already on Sporepedia.
Post by: Doomsday on June 18, 2008, 06:11:29 pm
I hate to burst everyone's bubble, but this isn't that many. 

We know. However the amount of time it took to reach that number (even considering the early leak), is amazing. It happened so quickly. We'll break 300k by the end of the night.

Edit:

287355 Creatures / 196890 Users= ~1.45947 Creatures per User

The average is 1 creature per user so far. Not to encouraging yet.
Title: Re: Holy moly, over 250000 creatures already on Sporepedia.
Post by: MTCason on June 18, 2008, 06:42:42 pm
Not that many?  In 24 hours, Spore has eclipsed the amount of user-created content than most games, even most Maxis games, ever see in their artificial 'lives'.  It's a heck of a nice start for Spore.
Title: Re: Holy moly, over 250000 creatures already on Sporepedia.
Post by: Sub on June 18, 2008, 06:46:24 pm
the amount of time it took to reach that number (even considering the early leak), is amazing. It happened so quickly.

No.

Not that many?  In 24 hours, Spore has eclipsed the amount of user-created content than most games, even most Maxis games, ever see in their artificial 'lives'.  It's a heck of a nice start for Spore.

And no.

You can download the trial for free.  Only 200,000 people opted to do so, meaning that so far, only 200,000 people have showed interest in Spore.  In the Nasa video, Wright stated the game cost like what, 40 million dollars to make?  If 200,000 people bought Spore (and lets keep in mind that we're at 200,000 people giving the trial away for free) for 50 dollars, that's 10 million dollars. 

Don't get me wrong, I'm sure Spore will sell and do fine, but please, let's not go celebrating prematurely. 
Title: Re: Holy moly, over 250000 creatures already on Sporepedia.
Post by: Pat_Taxi on June 18, 2008, 07:55:05 pm
Quote

You can download the trial for free.  Only 200,000 people opted to do so, meaning that so far, only 200,000 people have showed interest in Spore.  In the Nasa video, Wright stated the game cost like what, 40 million dollars to make?  If 200,000 people bought Spore (and lets keep in mind that we're at 200,000 people giving the trial away for free) for 50 dollars, that's 10 million dollars. 

Don't get me wrong, I'm sure Spore will sell and do fine, but please, let's not go celebrating prematurely. 

Of course Spore is going to sell fine and 200,000+ is a number to celebrate.
The game has been out for a single day to most of the population and it has reached
so many computers already.

What we should be doing is taking bets on if the game will outsell GTA IV and if it does,
by how much?
Title: Re: Holy moly, over 250000 creatures already on Sporepedia.
Post by: Sub on June 18, 2008, 08:10:32 pm
Ok, so 200,000 people downloaded Spore on day one [and it's not 200,000+, 200,000 is what we get when we round up], and it was free.

Grand Theft Auto sold 609,000 units in the UK alone on day one.  It sold 2,500,000 units in America on day one.  For Europe and America combined, day one sales totaled 4.2 million units sold.  And this was at 60 dollars a pop, not for free.

Get realistic.  All that I'm trying to say is that we shouldn't be celebrating just yet, 200,000 isn't good.
Title: Re: Holy moly, over 250000 creatures already on Sporepedia.
Post by: Netherflare on June 18, 2008, 08:14:51 pm
GTA also already had a fan base and prequels to it.

Beside, alot of people have their accounts messed up and problems every which way with saving and sharing. I have made 30 creatures and successfully 12 are saved and 1 has been able to be uploaded to the Sporepedia.
Title: Re: Holy moly, over 250000 creatures already on Sporepedia.
Post by: vonboy on June 18, 2008, 08:16:54 pm
you know, spore could end up being a game with good legs

"good legs" means the title might not sell really well the first week, but it keeps selling consistently. if the title sells 50,000 copies a week for a year, it'll end up with close to 3 million sells. games like gta will usually have monster sell the first week, but then their sells will plummet. this is because most people who would want it probably already know about and are already hyped for it, and everybody who wanted it would probably have bought it day one.
Title: Re: Holy moly, over 250000 creatures already on Sporepedia.
Post by: Allch Chcar on June 18, 2008, 11:48:20 pm
Users are just over 200k now. That's something but not overly significant. Unless you believe the one person called and like it so 1 billion people will actually like it theory.

Not everyone with an account will share a creature.
Title: Re: Holy moly, over 250000 creatures already on Sporepedia.
Post by: Necrox on June 19, 2008, 12:01:26 am
First of all, I think one of the reasons we're seeing so relatively "few" creatures is because of the bug (feature, to save their servers perhaps?) that many or all people can only upload one creature per game launch.
Second of all you can't base how many has downloaded it on how much content is uploaded. Many will play with it but not figure out you can share it, and some will choose not to share it on purpose. I don't believe it has been downloaded only 200k times.

Finally you can't compare the success of a demo of a TOOL within a game with a games launch figures. For now it's little more than a publicity stunt, and it has a good 80ish days to go on that front.
Title: Re: Holy moly, over 250000 creatures already on Sporepedia.
Post by: Petike on June 19, 2008, 12:11:49 am
And this was at 60 dollars a pop, not for free.

Actually, full games are more popular than demos.
Who downloads demos? Especially at day 1? The fans. Or at least a hardcore of those who already heared about it, and really curious about it.

A 200.000 starting base for such a game is very good, because it is not a sequel, and not even fitting into a genre: Those who only read a single article or watched a video, they still don't have an idea what is Spore about, is it an MMO or not, is it an RTS or not, etc.
Title: Re: Holy moly, over 250000 creatures already on Sporepedia.
Post by: Necrox on June 19, 2008, 12:16:15 am
I approve of Petike ^

I don't know what the numbers are, but I know for a fact that I personally (and every gamer I know) only download demo's for games we're sick to death of waiting for. Very rarely for games we don't know much about - we're more likely to buy them on launch. I buy loads of games I haven't seen a demo for, but I rarely download a demo I don't end up buying the game for. So based on myself and my friends I would hazard a guess that demo downloads are lower than sales.
Title: Re: Holy moly, over 250000 creatures already on Sporepedia.
Post by: BigBadWolf on June 19, 2008, 12:24:14 am
You're forgetting that not everyone's life revolves around spore. Most people don't even know that the editor is out (even the newsletter only came today and not everyone's signed up for it ether). It's been only 2 days since launch, some people didn't have time to check it out yet, others don't even want to play the demo (it's only a very limited demo, why should they play a demo of a game they know they will buy?) Some people don't even know that spore exists yet...
These numbers don't represent the number of people who will buy spore. The number of creatures created is remarkable, it has been only 2 days and already 343,593 creatures! You will never even see all of them!
Title: 350 000 Creatures
Post by: Veraal on June 19, 2008, 02:42:45 am
People seems to be spawning abominations like they are going to die in a few days and kotaku says the number is going to increase alot and i dont mean to argue with them.

http://kotaku.com/5017821/sporepedia-350000-and-counting

well done everyone, hope you're proud of yourselves. you'll most likely make the sporepedia explode from all the penis creatures and all that.
Title: Re: 350 000 Creatures
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 19, 2008, 02:55:58 am
The sad part is a lot of people have uploaded double, triples or even x8 of the same creature. :( Its probably much less in reality.
Title: Re: 350 000 Creatures
Post by: Flak on June 19, 2008, 03:02:21 am
It's a new toy. People will get bored in about a month. Us diehards who have been waiting (4?) years to play with it will have it all to ourselves. ;)
Title: Re: 350 000 Creatures
Post by: DaMuncha on June 19, 2008, 03:13:28 am
I'm sure once the actual game comes out people will be playing the game instead of spending as much time with the CC.
Title: Re: 350 000 Creatures
Post by: CosmicD on June 19, 2008, 03:48:25 am
I also assume that there will be a lot of people that only create one or 2 creatures, untill they get their creature perfectly, or find one  they really get atachet to.

I notice that , alot of people who come from this forum and use the cc are using this in an artistic way to make many creatures, to expose creativity. It's more about an art form, while for other people it will be more about creating a pet.
Title: Re: 350 000 Creatures
Post by: Necrox on June 19, 2008, 04:01:54 am
For me it's 50/50... though I'm loath to call myself an "artiste". I guess it would be more correct to say that I do it for good old plain fun? ;) It's like having Maya or 3DS/MAX only without the hassle :P Those were great when I was a kid/young, but I just don't have the time anymore.
This is like instant 3D fun ^^
Title: Re: 350 000 Creatures
Post by: Captain Indigo on June 19, 2008, 06:57:56 am
A lot of ****'s been uploaded, but as time goes on, the people just messing around will get bored, and there will be more and more creatures that have had a lot of time put into them. However the best ones will emerge once the game is actually released, as there'll be other people's actual creatures they're playing with, that they'll have put maybe hundreds of hours into.
Title: Re: 350 000 Creatures
Post by: Ciddler on June 19, 2008, 07:02:53 am
370k as of now. This is crazy :D
Title: Re: 350 000 Creatures
Post by: DarkDragon on June 19, 2008, 07:04:20 am
The sad part is a lot of people have uploaded double, triples or even x8 of the same creature. :( Its probably much less in reality.

Don't even remind me of that, the trial CC used to upload like 5 copies of the creature and then I had to go delete them :|

The full one is fine though.

And now that EA bans people for obscene content we will get less crap.
Title: Re: 350 000 Creatures
Post by: Captain Indigo on June 19, 2008, 07:05:04 am
F*ck, this really is rocketing up. My initial prediction of 1 million creatures by the time Spore is released is going to be woefully inadequate.
Title: Re: 350 000 Creatures
Post by: GCool on June 19, 2008, 08:23:21 am
Hehheh, who can blame everyone, though? I'm sure it'l be cleared out a bit by the time we get Spore itself...

Also, this is why I hate school; Been keeping myself off the net for a week so I can focus on exams, and missed all this!
Now I have to catch up >.<
Title: Re: 350 000 Creatures
Post by: Yuu on June 19, 2008, 08:40:38 am
Same here... :(

I really hope they delete the x8 creatures I've been seeing lately.
Title: Re: 350 000 Creatures
Post by: CustodianV131 on June 19, 2008, 09:32:52 am
Actually its not that many if you think about it.

Even if you go for say two creatures per person (Which is I think on the low side) its "only" 200000 (around 400000 creatures atm) people.

That's nothing if you look at how big the Simcrowd is and how much buzz this game gets. We'll hit many millions soon!
Title: Re: 350 000 Creatures
Post by: Uroboros on June 19, 2008, 09:39:24 am
The multiple creature uploads are mostly due to the sharing bugs (or just the delay between pressing 'share' and it being uploaded). Im sure that they'll patch this so that multiple attempts to upload will be halted, and just the original will wait to be sent through. That way we can hammer at the 'share' button in frustration, safe in the knowledge only one copy will be uploaded.

Then there are the people who upload every time they make a slight alteration to their creature, without bothering to delete the previous versions. Its a shame you cant overwrite your old creature in the HTML sporepedia, as opposed to always uploading different copies.

A lot of the swelling number problem could be avoided with a little patching, and perhaps if everyone didnt upload every single creature they made. Even at 25kb a creature, the storage needs are going to keep creeping upwards. It would be nice if there was a button to "mark as duplicate", so that sporepedia maintainers could look in on the marked creatures, and remove duplicates to help keep the numbers down. Until the game is released, there will be a steady stream of creatures, so it will be a nightmare to moderate until then. Hopefully the rate will slow down after another week or two.
Title: Re: Holy moly, over 250000 creatures already on Sporepedia.
Post by: Sub on June 19, 2008, 10:34:10 am
You're forgetting that not everyone's life revolves around spore. Most people don't even know that the editor is out (even the newsletter only came today and not everyone's signed up for it ether). It's been only 2 days since launch, some people didn't have time to check it out yet, others don't even want to play the demo (it's only a very limited demo, why should they play a demo of a game they know they will buy?) Some people don't even know that spore exists yet...
These numbers don't represent the number of people who will buy spore. The number of creatures created is remarkable, it has been only 2 days and already 343,593 creatures! You will never even see all of them!

By that same token, not everyones life revolved around Grand Theft Auto, yet it still managed to pull in 4.2 million sales in a day. 
Title: Re: Holy moly, over 250000 creatures already on Sporepedia.
Post by: DoggySpew on June 19, 2008, 10:42:45 am
You're forgetting that not everyone's life revolves around spore. Most people don't even know that the editor is out (even the newsletter only came today and not everyone's signed up for it ether). It's been only 2 days since launch, some people didn't have time to check it out yet, others don't even want to play the demo (it's only a very limited demo, why should they play a demo of a game they know they will buy?) Some people don't even know that spore exists yet...
These numbers don't represent the number of people who will buy spore. The number of creatures created is remarkable, it has been only 2 days and already 343,593 creatures! You will never even see all of them!

By that same token, not everyones life revolved around Grand Theft Auto, yet it still managed to pull in 4.2 million sales in a day. 

The creature creator is not Spore. Not everyone (Well, most) who is going to buy Spore have the editor, secondly, I'm suspecting that not everyone who has the editor is uploading their creatures.

An

Title: Re: Holy moly, over 250000 creatures already on Sporepedia.
Post by: Ciddler on June 19, 2008, 11:20:09 am
The game itself isn't out yet and within the first days the creature creator has attracted already 200k users worldwide. That's pretty damn good if you ask me.
Title: Re: Holy moly, over 250000 creatures already on Sporepedia.
Post by: Absinth on June 19, 2008, 11:21:31 am
You're forgetting that not everyone's life revolves around spore. Most people don't even know that the editor is out (even the newsletter only came today and not everyone's signed up for it ether). It's been only 2 days since launch, some people didn't have time to check it out yet, others don't even want to play the demo (it's only a very limited demo, why should they play a demo of a game they know they will buy?) Some people don't even know that spore exists yet...
These numbers don't represent the number of people who will buy spore. The number of creatures created is remarkable, it has been only 2 days and already 343,593 creatures! You will never even see all of them!

By that same token, not everyones life revolved around Grand Theft Auto, yet it still managed to pull in 4.2 million sales in a day. 

You forget a few things!
If I'm correct what just got released was named Grand Theft Auto IV, GTA 1 only sold 1.2 million overall!
Do you see anywhere a "IV" after the word Spore?
Besides this is only a demo and not even a demo of the game itself.
Also on this site alone there are several people who didn't download the creator to not spoil the game when it comes out in September, i figure worldwide that would be a lot more.
There will be RTS players that will pick up the game that aren't even interested in the creators.
The advertising is not worldwide on television like GTA 4 was, but I'm 200% sure it will be on the release of Spore in September.
Hell for weeks i didn't see anything else than GTA 4 on TV.
I do admit GTA was groundbreaking in the past and even GTA 4 has a few good new options but this game isn't anymore a real GTA game.
I used to love playing outside the main story, especially in Vice city and San Andreas, this one isn't as much fun as those 2 where imo.
No matter how bad you think about Spore it still is a game like nobody ever had done before, with other words Groundbreaking in every facet.
And the last point is there are now almost 420000 creatures uploaded in the meantime and almost 250000 members, not bad for 2 days i would say.
Title: Re: Holy moly, over 250000 creatures already on Sporepedia.
Post by: YESH on June 19, 2008, 11:46:17 am
You're forgetting that not everyone's life revolves around spore. Most people don't even know that the editor is out (even the newsletter only came today and not everyone's signed up for it ether). It's been only 2 days since launch, some people didn't have time to check it out yet, others don't even want to play the demo (it's only a very limited demo, why should they play a demo of a game they know they will buy?) Some people don't even know that spore exists yet...
These numbers don't represent the number of people who will buy spore. The number of creatures created is remarkable, it has been only 2 days and already 343,593 creatures! You will never even see all of them!

By that same token, not everyones life revolved around Grand Theft Auto, yet it still managed to pull in 4.2 million sales in a day. 
I'm not a gamer; I don't even own a console or much more than three games. Still I've played GTA IV and knew exactly which date it came out, it just spreads by word of mouth because it's become so popular.
Peoples lives may not revolve around it, but it's just one of those must-have games that everybody knows about.
Title: Re: Holy moly, over 250000 creatures already on Sporepedia.
Post by: Petike on June 19, 2008, 12:02:07 pm
You're forgetting that not everyone's life revolves around spore. Most people don't even know that the editor is out (even the newsletter only came today and not everyone's signed up for it ether). It's been only 2 days since launch, some people didn't have time to check it out yet, others don't even want to play the demo (it's only a very limited demo, why should they play a demo of a game they know they will buy?) Some people don't even know that spore exists yet...
These numbers don't represent the number of people who will buy spore. The number of creatures created is remarkable, it has been only 2 days and already 343,593 creatures! You will never even see all of them!

By that same token, not everyones life revolved around Grand Theft Auto, yet it still managed to pull in 4.2 million sales in a day. 
Because everyone who is potentially interested in GTA, already waited for GTA IV.
They managed to pull  4.2 million sales in the first day, 2 million the second day, a million the next week, and now almost no one buys GTA IV anymore.

But Spore wasn't found by its full fanbase yet.
Now a "few" hc gamers became interested due to the demo release. They will talk about it to others. Others will download it. They will talk about it to others.

Around September, there will be a million fans who will buy it at the first day.
And even after that, it will spread like.... spores.  ;)
Title: Re: Holy moly, over 250000 creatures already on Sporepedia.
Post by: Netherflare on June 19, 2008, 01:00:42 pm
The creature creator has as many creatures as there are people in downtown Atlanta  :P
Title: Re: Holy moly, over 250000 creatures already on Sporepedia.
Post by: outlander_biz on June 19, 2008, 03:04:23 pm
lol, someone attempts to attack spore, and everybody gets technical on em,  spore has such dedicated fans, and isnt even out yet.
Title: Re: Holy moly, over 250000 creatures already on Sporepedia.
Post by: Captain Indigo on June 19, 2008, 03:14:00 pm
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Showing 1-24 of 459,404 Newest Creatures

Oh wow. It's going to hit 1,000,000 within a week.
Title: Re: Holy moly, over 250000 creatures already on Sporepedia.
Post by: huggkruka on June 19, 2008, 03:34:54 pm
It has to level out soon...right? :P
Title: Re: Holy moly, over 250000 creatures already on Sporepedia.
Post by: martyk on June 19, 2008, 03:45:04 pm
It's only a matter of time before Sporepedia has a highpopulation than the Earth, and when that day comes, there will be much rejoicing.
Title: Re: 350 000 Creatures
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 19, 2008, 04:40:17 pm
I also assume that there will be a lot of people that only create one or 2 creatures, untill they get their creature perfectly, or find one  they really get atachet to.

I notice that , alot of people who come from this forum and use the cc are using this in an artistic way to make many creatures, to expose creativity. It's more about an art form, while for other people it will be more about creating a pet.

I see art as both fun and artistic. However making creatures just for the fun of it is great too.
Title: Re: 350 000 Creatures
Post by: Jagon on June 19, 2008, 06:28:18 pm
not sure if this has been mentioned before, but Sporepedia already has more creatures than the Sims 2 exchange has people, lots, pets

 :D
Title: Re: 350 000 Creatures
Post by: vonboy on June 19, 2008, 06:53:29 pm
well, we are almost at 2 creatures per account.
Title: Re: 350 000 Creatures
Post by: Jagon on June 19, 2008, 06:54:59 pm
well, we are almost at 2 creatures per account.
ive only uploaded one so far  >:(



Title: Re: 350 000 Creatures
Post by: vonboy on June 19, 2008, 06:57:28 pm
lol, i men on average on the sporepedia. there are about 260,000 accounts and 500,000 uploaded creatures.
Title: Re: 350 000 Creatures
Post by: Oviraptor on June 19, 2008, 07:48:37 pm
It just passed 500,000. :o :D
Title: Re: 350 000 Creatures
Post by: DaMuncha on June 19, 2008, 07:56:06 pm
Thats half a million creatures in less than a week. To think those bad reviewers thought this would never sell.
Title: Re: 350 000 Creatures
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 19, 2008, 08:04:08 pm
It just passed 500,000. :o :D

Yay! :D
Title: Re: 350 000 Creatures
Post by: Granite T. Rock on June 19, 2008, 08:07:25 pm
not sure if this has been mentioned before, but Sporepedia already has more creatures than the Sims 2 exchange has people, lots, pets

 :D

Although EA does clear house on the exchange every few months and deletes most of the inactive stuff.  Even then I'm sure Spore will surpass it quickly.  Depending on the amount of detail and care it's possible to pump out a creature every 10 minutes to an hour.  Sims always took me much longer.  As well, we have no game to play right now so the only thing we have to do is pump out creatures.
Title: Re: 350 000 Creatures
Post by: Captain Indigo on June 20, 2008, 03:52:05 am
We'll break 1,000,000 within a week. Within another week we'll break 2,000,000. It'll take 2 more weeks to reach 3,000,000, and probably nearly a month after that before we break 4,000,000. My reasoning for this is that there's currently a massive influx in popularity for it - this will soon die down, and there'll be mainly only the hardcore fans left. This is also good, because it means better quality creatures will be pumped out by them.
Title: Re: 350 000 Creatures
Post by: KL0k on June 20, 2008, 03:53:40 am
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Total number of creatures uploaded: 540291
lol.
Title: Re: 555 000 Creatures
Post by: Liquos on June 20, 2008, 12:10:40 pm
Consider this - there will be more than 500,000 stars in the game, if I remember correctly. Around most of the stars there will probably be AT LEAST one planet with life on it. On that one planet there will be AT LEAST 10 different species. We need to start cranking out more creatures.
Title: Re: 555 000 Creatures
Post by: Veraal on June 20, 2008, 12:14:06 pm
someone do the math, one planet around every star(500,000) and 10 species on each.
Title: Re: 555 000 Creatures
Post by: Jagon on June 20, 2008, 12:41:34 pm
well not that im a math wiz or anything, but dont u just take 500 000 and add another zero

5,000,000 creatures?
Title: Re: 555 000 Creatures
Post by: Yannick on June 20, 2008, 12:43:13 pm
Didn't they say there would be MILLIONS of stars?
Title: Re: 555 000 Creatures
Post by: KL0k on June 20, 2008, 12:47:23 pm
Consider this - there will be more than 500,000 stars in the game, if I remember correctly. Around most of the stars there will probably be AT LEAST one planet with life on it. On that one planet there will be AT LEAST 10 different species. We need to start cranking out more creatures.

and its not even a week ago.. guess how much it will be in 3 months
Title: Re: 555 000 Creatures
Post by: The_Kev on June 20, 2008, 12:49:31 pm
Consider this - there will be more than 500,000 stars in the game, if I remember correctly. Around most of the stars there will probably be AT LEAST one planet with life on it. On that one planet there will be AT LEAST 10 different species. We need to start cranking out more creatures.

and its not even a week ago.. guess how much it will be in 3 months
I think 3/4 million.
Title: Re: 555 000 Creatures
Post by: Lippy on June 20, 2008, 01:11:23 pm
I think 3/4 million.

It'll be 3/4 million by tomorrow.  Or do you mean 3-4 million?  Which is -1 million.  Or do you mean between 3,000,000 and 4,000,000?

Hee!

There will be no problem populating any planet, even if there are 5 million planets, since they get the creatures when you visit the planet.  It would take FOREVER to populate every single planet in the galaxy at the start of the game. 
Title: Re: 555 000 Creatures
Post by: munchkin5 on June 20, 2008, 01:11:57 pm
If in every game there are 2,000,000 planets with an average of 12 creatures each, and the game needs enough creatures so that 3 people can play completely unique games without any of the same creatures, so that it stays varied that means we'll need 7,200,000 creatures on the sporepedia, considering the current number of creatures and the fact that the game has been out two days we can assume a rate of 300,000 creatures a day so far, if we continue this for another week that makes 2,700,000 creatures total. Then if we go at half that rate for 2 weeks extra that makes 4,800,000 total if for the rest of the time up to the rerlease, and assuming a 1 week period for most gamers to reach the space stage, that makes a total of 11,600,000 creatures by the time we need 7,200,000, which should maintain a much lower growth rate of demand, than content uploads. And we can also assume that 1/4 of the content on the sporepedia is undesirable, and this still leves plenty of creatures.

This shows we'll have probably enough creatures through a plausable model, the other content will always meet it's demand due to the fact that only the amount of sentient races already created by players will apear in your galaxy, and they will already have their own content.

Also something wich many people haven't taken into account, it will take you roughly 64 years to explore the whole galaxy, so therefore what is on the sporepedia now would probably tide you over for several years.

(I'm sorry if some of this is outdated by other posts in the thread, or if some of it doesn't make sense, i started typing half an hour ago and i'm tierd)
Title: Re: 555 000 Creatures
Post by: Len84 on June 20, 2008, 01:46:01 pm
Who is going to visit over a million different planets? :)

The numbers of generated material is truely overwhelming!!
SPORE is going to be one hell of a game!!
Title: Re: 555 000 Creatures
Post by: Darcie on June 20, 2008, 02:10:13 pm
Who is going to visit over a million different planets? :)

The numbers of generated material is truely overwhelming!!
SPORE is going to be one hell of a game!!

probably a coalition trying to fine the Earth solarsystem that is hidden in there, unless of course it can be found via hacking which I dought or a leak.
Title: Re: 555 000 Creatures
Post by: leanbarton on June 20, 2008, 03:26:30 pm
The part to look forward to, is to see how many times your creature populated another person's planet, how many times it went extinct, how many times it became sentient, etc.
Title: Re: 555 000 Creatures
Post by: Harvestfreak on June 20, 2008, 03:35:45 pm
Once people are able to fond earth, they will put up an FAQ, and then everyone will be able to find it.

They should have a contest, to see who the first person to find Earth is.
Title: Re: 555 000 Creatures
Post by: Miclee on June 20, 2008, 05:30:45 pm
If there is Earth, Maxis obviously has something ready for us. A human race.
Title: Re: 555 000 Creatures
Post by: DaMuncha on June 20, 2008, 05:43:26 pm
I can just imagine how hard it will be to control or rate that many creatures. Maxis is going to have thier hands full of penis creatures.
Title: Re: 555 000 Creatures
Post by: greyarea on June 20, 2008, 05:45:59 pm
What an image..
Title: Re: 555 000 Creatures
Post by: BigBadWolf on June 21, 2008, 01:06:56 am
Shouldn't be very hard to find earth. I suppose they put it exactly where it is in real life.
Title: Re: 555 000 Creatures
Post by: MTCason on June 21, 2008, 02:40:50 pm
We're north of 750,000 now.
Title: Re: 555 000 Creatures
Post by: DarkDragon on June 21, 2008, 03:35:17 pm
I just uploaded my 100th creature  ;D
Title: Re: 555 000 Creatures
Post by: CosmicD on June 22, 2008, 12:33:37 pm
hehe, will there be 1.000.000 creatures at 12 am on tuesday ? That would be one milion uploads in the first week of the cc's release.
Title: Re: 555 000 Creatures
Post by: The_Kev on June 22, 2008, 12:37:02 pm
No... The leak counts too. When exactly started the leak?
Title: Re: 555 000 Creatures
Post by: CosmicD on June 22, 2008, 12:39:19 pm
I think friday night they started talk about it just befor I went to sleep. (which should have been friday afternoon in the US)
I downloaded it saturday morning.

But I think EA is going to release a press text that says they have 1 milion creatures in the first launch week :)
Title: Re: 555 000 Creatures
Post by: Lebeke1 on June 22, 2008, 01:44:39 pm
Didn't they say there would be MILLIONS of stars?

Right. As if 5,000,000 ain't enough already? I know the replayability of this game is def. going to be huge, but I don't think I'm actually going to go through it the first time! How am I suppose to conquer 500,000 planets?!
Title: Re: 555 000 Creatures
Post by: Len84 on June 22, 2008, 02:17:32 pm
Didn't they say there would be MILLIONS of stars?

Right. As if 5,000,000 ain't enough already? I know the replayability of this game is def. going to be huge, but I don't think I'm actually going to go through it the first time! How am I suppose to conquer 500,000 planets?!

At least you'll have something to do when you retire :D
Title: Re: 555 000 Creatures
Post by: Absinth on June 22, 2008, 04:23:15 pm
I think friday night they started talk about it just befor I went to sleep. (which should have been friday afternoon in the US)
I downloaded it saturday morning.

But I think EA is going to release a press text that says they have 1 milion creatures in the first launch week :)

True but after 30 hours they disallowed uploads from the leaked version.
Anyway i think 1 million is more then they expected, certainly it's more then i expected.
There are also almost 400000 members on the sporepedia.
I think Spore will sell good overall.
Title: Re: 555 000 Creatures
Post by: huggkruka on June 22, 2008, 04:24:07 pm
Obviously 1 million was too much, it's DOWN!
Title: Re: 555 000 Creatures
Post by: martyk on June 23, 2008, 08:04:06 pm
Exciting news!  We are mere hours away from the 1,000,000 creature!  Wee!
Title: Re: 555 000 Creatures
Post by: Andrew Ryan on June 23, 2008, 10:52:10 pm
Only about 30,000 creatures left. Were getting close!
Title: Re: 555 000 Creatures
Post by: CosmicD on June 23, 2008, 10:59:34 pm
lol the spore pedia here in belgium is crippling slow :)
Title: Re: 555 000 Creatures
Post by: Blulightning on June 23, 2008, 11:19:56 pm
lol the spore pedia here in belgium is crippling slow :)

Doesn't even work here, anymore!...
Did they intend for it to break down before 1 million, or even 1 week was hit? :-\
Title: Re: 555 000 Creatures
Post by: mystic esper on June 24, 2008, 12:56:28 am
lol the spore pedia here in belgium is crippling slow :)

Doesn't even work here, anymore!...
Did they intend for it to break down before 1 million, or even 1 week was hit? :-\

I believe its similar to what most MMORPGs go through during their public beta, which i believe the Spore Creature Creator to be, a stress test.  This is where they are able to evaluate the servers throughout now till when the game ships. they *should* have servers working better, a more functional sporepedia, because, lets face it, this is one of the key selling points of this game. 

Furthermore, a team of developers cannot create a million creatures in about a week since a demo is released, so they are relying on us to show them all sorts of crazy, wacky, surrealistic creatures that they may not have envisioned possible.  This results in a lot of broken animation, as has been discussed, and it will result in a more polished editor in two months.

All that aside, I havent had too many issues beyond a slow, clunky website.  The only animation problems i run into are when the head turns, and sometimes it appears the sections are getting sliced, and leg movements being highly unrealistic, oftentimes being so incredibly fast.  I once made a tripod, and the single leg in front was moving 2-3 times the speed of the hind legs.
Title: Re: 555 000 Creatures
Post by: CosmicD on June 24, 2008, 06:04:56 am
lol, you should see my new creature, the front pair of legs tremor more than they make a moving animation,

anyway: site is reasonably working at an acceptable pace again: not real fast but just at it's normal level.
Title: Re: 991 000 Creatures
Post by: huggkruka on June 24, 2008, 08:20:47 am
It'll be a million in about...half an hour. ;D
Title: Re: 997 000 Creatures
Post by: gec05 on June 24, 2008, 08:26:02 am
I thought it be sooner. Maybe I should churn out some more to help that number.
Title: Re: 991 000 Creatures
Post by: Techleo on June 24, 2008, 08:28:50 am
 Well shoot while I was righting a topic someone got to it first. I noticed were creeping up on 1 million really fast. Personally Ive come to realize that even with all the odd iterations of beasts none of them are ugly to me. At first the artist in me cringed when I saw the profuse numbers of ill designed creatures. Now Im realizing, there nature at work. Some animals are doomed to go extinct. Unlike nature we have them recorded forever ;D
Title: Re: 991 000 Creatures
Post by: Veraal on June 24, 2008, 08:32:38 am
1Million GET!
Title: Re: 991 000 Creatures
Post by: Techleo on June 24, 2008, 08:36:07 am
 800 to go ;D
Title: Re: 991 000 Creatures
Post by: Haseri on June 24, 2008, 09:39:58 am
1,003,106

One million, three thousand, one hundred and six.

Bets on for 10 million?
Title: Re: 991 000 Creatures
Post by: Rubric on June 24, 2008, 09:50:37 am
Bets on for 10 million?

I don't know about 10, but I will predict that we hit two million by Monday.  (In other words, quicker than it took to reach 1 million.)
Title: Re: 991 000 Creatures
Post by: CosmicD on June 24, 2008, 10:11:31 am
You think ? i've seen the "creatures in the last 24h" amount drop from 88000 to 32000. Ofcourse it could go up again.

for 10 milion I estimate somewhere in the beginning of august. august 8-10 or soemthing like that :PP
Title: Re: 991 000 Creatures
Post by: Miclee on June 24, 2008, 03:39:57 pm
For 10 million, im saying about the end of August. I bet a cookie on it.
Title: Re: 991 000 Creatures
Post by: DaMuncha on June 24, 2008, 07:36:52 pm
ONE MILLION DOLLARS CREATURES!
Title: Re: Holy moly, over 250000 creatures already on Sporepedia.
Post by: Liquos on June 25, 2008, 12:10:22 am
Considering how easy it is to upload stuff..it's really not.
Oh, eyah right. The majority arehaving problems preventing them, and some (like me) still haven't gotten their game to work, after more than a week of it's release.
Title: Re: 991 000 Creatures
Post by: Rubric on June 25, 2008, 01:22:22 pm
You think ? i've seen the "creatures in the last 24h" amount drop from 88000 to 32000.

I don't know, I was just making an aggressive guess.  Although I did see the 24 hour figure was up around 75000 last night.

Quote
for 10 milion I estimate somewhere in the beginning of august. august 8-10 or soemthing like that :PP

That would require more than a million a week.
Title: Re: 1, 075, 000 Creatures
Post by: Andrew Ryan on June 25, 2008, 02:11:22 pm
It could happen...
Title: Re: 1, 075, 000 Creatures
Post by: CosmicD on June 25, 2008, 02:32:56 pm
hehe, at the rate this is going, maybe not, it has decreased a bit :). there's only 79000 creatures in 24 hours , at this rate, maybe one milion in 2 weeks = 2 milion a month,
Title: Re: 1, 075, 000 Creatures
Post by: Rubric on June 25, 2008, 02:34:41 pm
hehe, at the rate this is going, maybe not, it has decreased a bit :). there's only 79000 creatures in 24 hours , at this rate, maybe one milion in 2 weeks = 2 milion a month,

That seems plausible.  If that's truem, we should be right around 5 million at the time of release.  I won't be surprised to see ten million by the end of September, though.
Title: Re: 1, 075, 000 Creatures
Post by: Bona Fide Supraman on June 25, 2008, 02:51:07 pm
Oh there will be loads. But its not like all of them will be put in your universe. Hell, half of these I wouldn't want (though all with the gamingsteve tag seem pretty good - I hasten to add) and this is with people keen enough to get the creature creator early. Imagine all the plebs playing around with it in the full release.
Title: A few moments ago, Sporepedia has passed the 2 million mark.
Post by: DoggySpew on July 19, 2008, 11:16:57 am
We are now at 0.76G !
Title: Sporepedia just passed 2 million.
Post by: MageLite on July 19, 2008, 11:17:05 am
Let's hope I write my congratulatory comment for the right creature this time...
Title: Re: A few moments ago, Sporepedia has passed the 2 million mark.
Post by: MageLite on July 19, 2008, 11:18:03 am
Uh...topic merge needed?
Title: Re: A few moments ago, Sporepedia has passed the 2 million mark.
Post by: DoggySpew on July 19, 2008, 11:19:24 am
Nanana, I beated you to it by a couple o' seconds. ;)

Title: Re: Sporepedia just passed 2 million.
Post by: j99450 on July 19, 2008, 11:22:12 am
If I'd waited a bit my 42nd upload (the number 42) could have been the 2 Millionth creature...oh well better luck with 42 Million and a Marvin... :) .
Title: Re: Sporepedia just passed 2 million.
Post by: MageLite on July 19, 2008, 11:23:36 am
If I'd waited a bit my 42nd upload (the number 42) could have been the 2 Millionth creature...oh well better luck with 42 Million and a Marvin... :) .

Same here, I just uploaded a creature 5 minutes ago. I guess there's always 3 million to aim for...
Title: Re: Sporepedia just passed 2 million.
Post by: Kenotai on July 19, 2008, 11:23:48 am
Who was the one millionth?
Title: Re: Sporepedia just passed 2 million.
Post by: MageLite on July 19, 2008, 11:26:52 am
Over 600 creatures have already been uploaded after the 2 million mark. Sporepedia really does move fast.
Title: Re: 2 million Creatures
Post by: GCool on July 19, 2008, 01:44:01 pm
Damnit, we should've done a group spam of a creature that reads '2million'... Ahwell.
Do it for the 3million? Or 2.5?
Title: Re: 2 million Creatures
Post by: Zamaza on July 19, 2008, 02:01:44 pm
O I'd do it @ 3 million, we should do something just around the mark where you make a 30 second creature and upload it XD

Bunch of bodies with a mouth...
Title: Re: 2 million Creatures
Post by: Parkaboy on July 19, 2008, 02:07:36 pm
Better idea, just keep a bunch of 20 or something creatures ready, and then upload them when approaching the 3 million mark. If many of us do that, there's a small chance it could work.
Title: Re: 2 million Creatures
Post by: DarkDragon on July 19, 2008, 02:15:39 pm
Once we have spore I'll start gathering creatures into ecosystems/groups so that if people want some of my creatures but they don't want any pokemon for example, then they can block the pokemon sporecast and get only the others.
Title: Re: 2 million Creatures
Post by: smjjames on July 19, 2008, 02:19:03 pm
We definetly should have a Gamingsteve community Sporecast though.
Title: Re: 2 million Creatures
Post by: HarvesteR on July 19, 2008, 02:27:11 pm
i see they haven't posted who created the 2 millionth creature yet...

i wonder who was the lucky bastard  ::)

Cheers
Title: Re: 2 million Creatures
Post by: DoggySpew on July 19, 2008, 02:28:24 pm
We definetly should have a Gamingsteve community Sporecast though.

I think with the numbers of spore creature created in this community alone, you could fill the game with enough content.
But I do like the idea that of those millions of creatures created when playing Spore, it would come as a total surprise when some creature from the gamingsteve community suddenly pops up on another planet.
Title: Re: 2 million Creatures
Post by: j99450 on July 19, 2008, 04:48:34 pm
...or kills you 5 minutes into creature phase :P .
Title: Re: 2 million Creatures
Post by: Pietoro on July 19, 2008, 05:06:49 pm
We definetly should have a Gamingsteve community Sporecast though.

I think with the numbers of spore creature created in this community alone, you could fill the game with enough content.

Yeah, I have almost *cough* 1k creatures in my library already, and the vast majority are from here and the other Spore forum I visit. I think those'll last me a good while without having to even dip into the Sporepedia at large.
Title: Re: 2 million Creatures
Post by: smjjames on July 19, 2008, 05:23:01 pm
I don't have any others stored on my computer, I'm assuming the Sporecast will do all of that.

When I searched for gamingsteve on the spore site sporepedia, I got like 7,000+ entries. Which is a hell of a genepool of creatures given that there are only 9 species on your homeplanet. Whether this is at any one time or the whole game up to space stage, I'm not sure.

I know there are only 9 species but I'm a bit confused, would this include or not include your own creature. It might be including your own creatures species to keep things balanced, but I'm not sure.
Title: Re: 2 million Creatures
Post by: smjjames on July 19, 2008, 06:44:38 pm
looks like two million was a bit much, the spore site went down. I looked at the spore official forum and they said it should be up soonish.
Title: Re: 2 million Creatures
Post by: Doomsday on July 19, 2008, 06:48:38 pm
Grrr.. no wonder my latest creature won't share. It's really awesome too. Well I think so. I also have to sift through my comments that have been accumlating and comment like 30 people who left comments but I haven't gotten to responding to yet.
Title: 3,000,000 Creatures
Post by: Parkaboy on August 27, 2008, 11:13:11 am
And creature number 3 million is...
http://www.spore.com/sporepedia#qry=sast-500009875159

I saw it happen. Had to keep refreshing the browser. If I were at home, I would have tried to upload one at the right time.  :-\



Edit:
This one should work: http://www.spore.com/sporepedia#qry=ast-500009875159%3Asast-500009875159
Title: Re: 3,000,000 Creatures
Post by: Captain Indigo on August 27, 2008, 11:16:15 am
Your link just takes me to Sporepedia...
Title: Re: 3,000,000 Creatures
Post by: WeatherMAN on August 27, 2008, 11:17:42 am
And creature number 3 million is...
http://www.spore.com/sporepedia#qry=sast-500009875159

I saw it happen. Had to keep refreshing the browser. If I were at home, I would have tried to upload one at the right time.  :-\

Fixed Link: http://www.spore.com/sporepedia#qry=ast-500009875159

(removed the 's' in front of 'ast')
Title: Re: 3,000,000 Creatures
Post by: nurizeko on August 27, 2008, 01:12:23 pm
Three million critters ey?.....Considering God's almighty powers and stuff, I reckon he just got lazy when he created the Earth!.  :D
Title: Re: 3,000,000 Creatures
Post by: Spore-addict on August 27, 2008, 01:15:17 pm
then you look into the number and find that there are like a ton of the same movie creature.

Then you find countless numbers of the same creature with just one minor difference...
Title: Re: 3,000,000 Creatures
Post by: Axelgear on August 27, 2008, 01:16:02 pm
Three million from tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of people. 1.78 million from one being... That's another story.
Title: Re: 3,000,000 Creatures
Post by: SporeKevin on August 27, 2008, 01:19:13 pm
Well, just realize the 1.67M or whatever number was for the number of IDENTIFIED species, and the scientests theorize there are a whole lot more that have not been identified.   One source (did a quick google) was estimating perhaps as many as 30-50M total species.

Though if the global die off continues, that may become a moot point.
Title: Re: 3,000,000 Creatures
Post by: Uroboros on August 27, 2008, 03:20:08 pm
1.78 million from one being... That's another story.
Yeah well when you're floating about in the a with nothing but yourself, you kinda get bored. :P
Title: Re: 3,000,000 Creatures
Post by: Axelgear on August 27, 2008, 04:03:56 pm
Gimme six billion years and unlimited power, I'd come up with a few neat designs.
Title: Re: 3,000,000 Creatures
Post by: Hydromancerx on August 27, 2008, 04:34:13 pm
Bah that one was not that great. They needed a funny one for the 3 millionth.
Title: Re: 3,000,000 Creatures
Post by: Skyward on August 27, 2008, 04:47:45 pm
well unfortunately, it is very, very hard to make the creature be exactly the 3 millionth.
Title: Re: 3,000,000 Creatures
Post by: Jennifer Reitz on August 27, 2008, 05:18:43 pm
How do you tell the number of the beast? Where does it say 'creature number 3,000,000?' I can't find a number associated with any creature, other than its DOB. Where is the creature number information, and how do you see it?
Title: Re: 3,000,000 Creatures
Post by: gec05 on August 27, 2008, 05:23:07 pm
Three million critters ey?.....Considering God's almighty powers and stuff, I reckon he just got lazy when he created the Earth!.  :D

There's a difference between lots of crappy creatures and intelligent design.
Title: Re: 3,000,000 Creatures
Post by: SouledOne on August 27, 2008, 07:59:57 pm
Yeah, I'm trying to find out who has the three millionth myself. Apparently I'm in the running according to a few people on the main messageboards. I've pmed a few Maxis people to find out, but no word yet.

http://www.spore.com/sporepedia#qry=ast-500009871106%3Asast-500009871106
Title: Re: 3,000,000 Creatures
Post by: immortius on August 28, 2008, 01:28:41 am
Potentially there could be multiple 3 millionth creatures, depending on how deletes fit into the picture.
Title: Re: 3,000,000 Creatures
Post by: Hydromancerx on August 28, 2008, 01:55:34 am
Potentially there could be multiple 3 millionth creatures, depending on how deletes fit into the picture.

I think deleted creatures count since i doubt the counter goes down.
Title: Re: 3,000,000 Creatures
Post by: immortius on August 28, 2008, 02:00:19 am
The counter is the result of a query counting the total number of creatures in Sporepedia, so it should go down when a creature is deleted. Otherwise it shouldn't match up with the "Showing 1-20 of 3,016,933 Newest Creatures" text.
Title: Re: 3,000,000 Creatures
Post by: nurizeko on August 28, 2008, 03:31:24 am
Does it count the creatures that weren't shared?.

Title: Re: 3,000,000 Creatures
Post by: Necrox on August 28, 2008, 03:34:29 am
Does it count the creatures that weren't shared?.

AFAIK it only takes creatures that has been uploaded into account. The count is not for creatures created but for creatures available for download on sporepedia.
Title: Re: 3,000,000 Creatures
Post by: econundrum on August 28, 2008, 03:41:00 am
Three million from tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of people. 1.78 million from one being... That's another story.

Yes but then us slightly less than one million Spore users Claim to be nether omnipotent or omnisentient and have only had a couple of months ;).