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Title: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Mason11987 on March 02, 2006, 03:14:34 pm
I sent will an email and he told me definitly that intelligent life will ONLY exit outside of your solar system, so until you get the intersteller drive, you will not encounter any other intelligent life.  I might send a reply asking if there will be ANY life within your solar system.

I also asked him if "you be able to build vehicles that aren't for interacting with other cities", he said no.  That means no civilian vehicles I'd say, no farming/fishing boats.  All vehicles are for civ to civ interaction.  I assume there are peaceful ones, but they are just for getting you to other places. 

So that is news to me, and I'm almost certain we haven't had a definite answer about either of those quesitons.  So ponder and discuss the news.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Spriggand on March 02, 2006, 03:23:45 pm
"So ponder and" what? So ponder and here's a million dollars? or so ponder and here's your own spaceship? I mean what the f- Oh no, I get it. THEY GOT HIM! Somebody shot him in the head! Oh Mason11987, I pine for you.

Ok, but seriously, this all sounds rather fishy. I'm not calling you a liar, I just want some definite proof that you aren't yanking our chains, assuming you didn't get shot in the head.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Zorlac on March 02, 2006, 03:28:12 pm
Sounds pretty real to me, and I trust that he isn't 'yankin our chain.' I was surprised Will would respond to any e-mail about spore...
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Mason11987 on March 02, 2006, 03:36:07 pm
I could forward you the email if you want?

Better yet, screenshot...

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a374/Mason11987/thuntitled.jpg)

Thank you very much :).

O yeah, and that is a 15 minute wait for an answer.  Me and will are like this *crosses fingers* haha :)

Edit - O and I just ran through and updated SporeWiki to be up to date on the new news.

Edit2 - Editing original post, it cut off what I was saying for some reason...

Edit3 - Follow up email asking if there will be ANY life in the solar system...

Edit4 - And I suppose he is just answering questions that were details he COULD have stated earlier, but he doesn't want to give out brand new info.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: huggkruka on March 02, 2006, 03:48:06 pm
1.Yes
2.No
-Will


Extensive and fulfilling answers indeed!
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Mason11987 on March 02, 2006, 03:58:51 pm
Holy crap...I sent this at 6:43 (EST) to will:

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So life in your solar system is simply for colonizing lifeless planets to make money to expand right?

Is there non-intelligent life in your solar system?

Thanks for the incredibly quick reply, sorry for wanting to get whatever I can out of this.  Spore has caused me to be the most excited about video games I've ever been in my life.  In-credible.

He sent this back to me at 6:45 (EST), that's 2 MINUTES LATER.  I think he's enthralled with what I have to ask him.  He's just waiting for responses and new questions from me it seems  ;D:

Quote
Yes.
There is a probablity of it, yes.

I really hope I don't need to screenshot again...

Edit - I asked the big one...multiple space vehicles...lets see if it gets answered...
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Spriggand on March 02, 2006, 04:17:40 pm
Wow. Will is efficiently precise. I guess he must be getting lots of mail these days.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: smjjames on March 02, 2006, 04:21:50 pm
Holy crap...I sent this at 6:43 (EST) to will:

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So life in your solar system is simply for colonizing lifeless planets to make money to expand right?

Is there non-intelligent life in your solar system?

Thanks for the incredibly quick reply, sorry for wanting to get whatever I can out of this.  Spore has caused me to be the most excited about video games I've ever been in my life.  In-credible.

He sent this back to me at 6:45 (EST), that's 2 MINUTES LATER.  I think he's enthralled with what I have to ask him.  He's just waiting for responses and new questions from me it seems  ;D:

Quote
Yes.
There is a probablity of it, yes.

I really hope I don't need to screenshot again...

Edit - I asked the big one...multiple space vehicles...lets see if it gets answered...

the possibility of life in the solar system in the game makes sense, considering there is the possibility of non-intelligent life forms in our own solar system in a couple places.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: 7LES on March 02, 2006, 04:23:54 pm
I totally believe you Steve himself said if you e mailed him or the Dev teem they probably would answer.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: smjjames on March 02, 2006, 04:30:38 pm
I completely believe him as well :)
 
and its probably cool that you mentioned SporeWiki to hm because then he'll know that there is a good sized fan-based database.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Mason11987 on March 02, 2006, 04:33:25 pm
maybe we can find out from Steve how he tracked IPs to EA and then Zorlac can see if any of the IP hits on are from them. ;)
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Bonemouse on March 02, 2006, 05:07:31 pm
Thanks for the info. Makes me wonder if you can use the monolith on the creatures you find in your home solar system to make yourself some playmates.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: MadGiraffe on March 02, 2006, 05:21:53 pm
I wouldn't bug him all to much though. Place yourself in his position, he probably has a lot more things to do also. You just caught him at a good time I think.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Mason11987 on March 02, 2006, 05:46:34 pm
I wouldn't bug him all to much though. Place yourself in his position, he probably has a lot more things to do also. You just caught him at a good time I think.

I said don't bother if you don't have the time.  And if he is checking his public (enough) email, then he has time to spend on answering questions.  My question isn't slowing down spore production, I can assure you.

I think the monolith may only be available later on in the game, with planet busting, intersteller drive, and genesis device.  Although I have no real basis for that.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Bonemouse on March 02, 2006, 05:52:02 pm
Yeah, I agree. The monolith is one of the metagames you get access to at the end. But at that point you should still be able to mess around with your home solar system, assuming it hasn't gone supernova or something.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Rutilant on March 03, 2006, 12:26:28 am
 :o !!


I'm surprised this thread isn't bursting at the seams! That's incredible.  Pleeease don't abuse this, though, we don't want to inundate him with questions and have him quit answering them.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Lambsquirter on March 03, 2006, 01:34:52 am
so what other questions can u ask him?
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Rutilant on March 03, 2006, 01:41:25 am
so what other questions can u ask him?

I imagine anything, as long as it isn't "OMGGGG WILL WRIGHT!! SPORE DEMO PLS" :D

I can't think of anything worthwhile, personally. That and it's like.. Will Wright! I guess I'm a bit of a fanboy, but, you know.. Will Friggin' Wright.

I even got a little nervous emailing Steve.  :-[

Maybe, "Are there plans to release one of the editors early, like the Create-A-Sim for The Sims 2?"
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Mason11987 on March 03, 2006, 05:20:02 am
so what other questions can u ask him?

I imagine anything, as long as it isn't "OMGGGG WILL WRIGHT!! SPORE DEMO PLS" :D

I can't think of anything worthwhile, personally. That and it's like.. Will Wright! I guess I'm a bit of a fanboy, but, you know.. Will Friggin' Wright.

I even got a little nervous emailing Steve.  :-[

Maybe, "Are there plans to release one of the editors early, like the Create-A-Sim for The Sims 2?"

I assume he has no problem with non-confidential ye/no questions.

I'm sure anyone can email him, but if he responds to my multiple space vehicles inquiry then I'll send that.  And if he answers that question that will settle a huge amount of debate here, OR it will start up a new explosion of discussion.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: MadGiraffe on March 03, 2006, 05:22:29 am
I assume he has no problem with non-confidential yes/no questions.

I'm sure anyone can email him, but if he responds to my multiple space vehicles inquiry then I'll send that. And if he answers that question that will settle a huge amount of debate here, OR it will start up a new explosion of discussion.


Let's hope it is the last one, thinking that the possibilties of multiple spaceships would loose more debate. And I would just love space battle.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: MorgothTheEnemy on March 03, 2006, 06:02:37 am
yeh we should definately not abuse this

I think in a month or so we should ask about mechs and infantry.

and one day my favorite topic, rolling creatures
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Rutilant on March 03, 2006, 06:08:40 am
yeh we should definately not abuse this

I think in a month or so we should ask about mechs and infantry.

and one day my favorite topic, rolling creatures

Well, don't forget, the GDC is this month. :D

They have a few Maxis reps registered to speak about Spore, if I remember correctly, so let's go easy on the questions untill then.

On the other hand, he might be inundated with even MORE questions afterwards.


Maybe we should just compile a big email with a lot of our most important questions...
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Borogove on March 03, 2006, 06:34:13 am
I was just thinking...most of the questions being asked are about small details about the gameplay or editors, but the main reason I have such a huge interest in Spore is because of how it it being developed.  I would ask how well these things worked out: 
whether procedural content has meant a huge increase in dev time and bugs and to what degree that offsets the gain from not needing an army of artists,
and lots of questions about prototyping, like how you explain to your bosses at EA that you are spending all this time on these things instead of working on the "real" game, whether you tend to keep expanding a prototype to test new things, or try to keep them simple as possible, whether you do almost all your prototyping during preproduction or continue whipping up prototypes throughout, whether you have dedicated prototypers or who actually codes up a prototype, and so many more...

I think a lot of it will be addressed in Eric Todd's GDC lecture, Spore: Preproduction Through Prototyping.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: crippits on March 03, 2006, 07:06:34 am
well, i sent him an email a while back, and posted on another site, and almost got my feet cemented and tossed into a river. I assume that if it not Will that answers, it is someone authorized to answer in his place. I asked about it being ported to Mac, and he said that most of his games are, as long as Aspyre agree to do it. Granted, this was a while ago now.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Mason11987 on March 03, 2006, 08:19:37 am
I know everyone is saying that we should "keep it easy" but trust me, him answering emails isn't taking up time that isn't MEANT to be answering emails.  He WANTS peopel to have interest in the game and he'd (or someone with his authorization) answers questions for him as efficiently as possible.  I Chose detail questions because I didn't want to bother him with writing a speech (which is what that "effects of procedural content" might need).  I just asked Yes No because I know he has a lot of questions all the time, I just sent the simplest questions that could be answered easily and provide PLENTY of information about the game.  I personally think it's cool if procedural content helps out, but I'd rather know details of spore then artist counts :), but that's just me.  I'm hoping he gets to my email about multiple vehicles and clears that all up.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: MadGiraffe on March 03, 2006, 08:25:35 am
I'm hoping he gets to my email about multiple vehicles and clears that all up.

Ok cool, get onto rolling/bouncing/slithering next. That's really burning me.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: KroBua on March 03, 2006, 11:39:10 am
yeh we should definately not abuse this

I think in a month or so we should ask about mechs and infantry.

and one day my favorite topic, rolling creatures

Well, don't forget, the GDC is this month. :D

They have a few Maxis reps registered to speak about Spore, if I remember correctly, so let's go easy on the questions untill then.

On the other hand, he might be inundated with even MORE questions afterwards.


Maybe we should just compile a big email with a lot of our most important questions...

GDC is this month?  Shouldn't Steve have a post saying what questions we want him to ask Will or something?  Don't tell me hes not having a interview with him!  Anyone know?
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Rutilant on March 03, 2006, 11:50:53 am
March 20-24, yep.

Don't we already have a list of questions in a sticky?

Don't get your hopes up too much though... These don't look like spore presentations - just seminars on game development using spore as an example of concepts.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: KroBua on March 03, 2006, 11:53:04 am
Yeah thers a Dev sticky post, but its been up for so long I don't even know if its even looked at.  I just thought if Steve actually had an interview with him (which now it sounds like probably not) that he would have a post for specific questions to ask this time.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Mangerman on March 03, 2006, 12:09:26 pm
Wow Mason, it's great you got answers on your questions.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: TotalSandwich on March 03, 2006, 04:23:44 pm
There will be 3 talks at the GDC spore realted, which means a ton of new content and porbably at least one more gameplay video.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Rutilant on March 03, 2006, 04:49:21 pm
There will be 3 talks at the GDC spore realted, which means a ton of new content and porbably at least one more gameplay video.

Don't set your hopes too high. They sound more like design and programming seminars using Spore as an example. The news about Spore will probably be minimal untill E3.

Then again, after a year of no new information, we've resorted to staring at the Spore video, for bigfoot-style creature sightings, so even a new screenshot or two would be fantastic.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: 7LES on March 03, 2006, 06:55:21 pm
There will be 3 talks at the GDC spore realted, which means a ton of new content and porbably at least one more gameplay video.

Don't set your hopes too high. They sound more like design and programming seminars using Spore as an example. The news about Spore will probably be minimal untill E3.

Then again, after a year of no new information, we've resorted to staring at the Spore video, for bigfoot-style creature sightings, so even a new screenshot or two would be fantastic.

I disagree along with Will Wright there will be to developers from maxis that have already specified that they will talk about spore.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Spore_Will on March 03, 2006, 10:28:39 pm
Hi everyone,

I was wondering what was going on. I used to get maybe 2 or 3 questions a day about Spore from random people (which I enjoyed answering between meetings). A few days ago that number shot up way into the double digits (about 1/2 my email now). I think I've tracked it back to here.

With this many it's impossible for me to answer it all and I feel like it's unfair for me to answer some but not others. If the volume drops back down hopefully I can go back to answering them.

I hope everyone understands... I imagine you'd rather get Spore sooner than have me answering emails all day.

Now I'm sure a long discussion will ensue over whether I'm really me (chuckle)

-Will Wright

Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: SumGI on March 03, 2006, 10:31:42 pm
Hi everyone,

I was wondering what was going on. I used to get maybe 2 or 3 questions a day about Spore from random people (which I enjoyed answering between meetings). A few days ago that number shot up way into the double digits (about 1/2 my email now). I think I've tracked it back to here.

With this many it's impossible for me to answer it all and I feel like it's unfair for me to answer some but not others. If the volume drops back down hopefully I can go back to answering them.

I hope everyone understands... I imagine you'd rather get Spore sooner than have me answering emails all day.

Now I'm sure a long discussion will ensue over whether I'm really me (chuckle)

-Will Wright


*double-take*
*cough*emailwouldbenice*cough*
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Samog on March 03, 2006, 10:37:33 pm
I wonder who'll offer the fishy stick this time.

So, have you seen SporeWiki (http://sporewiki.com)?

I suppose the High Priest should be more formal than this.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Hydromancerx on March 03, 2006, 10:39:12 pm
Hi everyone,

I was wondering what was going on. I used to get maybe 2 or 3 questions a day about Spore from random people (which I enjoyed answering between meetings). A few days ago that number shot up way into the double digits (about 1/2 my email now). I think I've tracked it back to here.

With this many it's impossible for me to answer it all and I feel like it's unfair for me to answer some but not others. If the volume drops back down hopefully I can go back to answering them.

I hope everyone understands... I imagine you'd rather get Spore sooner than have me answering emails all day.

Now I'm sure a long discussion will ensue over whether I'm really me (chuckle)

-Will Wright



 :-[

I am guilty of sending him one yesterday Wow! this must really be Will. *waves then falls over because i "THE WILL" actually posted here*
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: SumGI on March 03, 2006, 10:42:49 pm
Have I been slapped in the face with Will Wright, or have I just been the victim of a horrible joke? 
-Will Wright (not...me)
How about a photo-copied image of a letter in Mr. Wright's handwritting?
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Lambsquirter on March 03, 2006, 10:43:53 pm
can it really be Will???...come on, would will really post like this to say this specifically, wouldn't he be busy??

Can gaming steve verify the IP address??
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: SumGI on March 03, 2006, 10:46:50 pm
Gosh, I am on a sugar high!
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Samog on March 03, 2006, 10:48:44 pm
Either he's watching the thread and deciding how sane we are, or, as a certain unnamed source says, he's narcoleptic and has fallen asleep on the f5 key.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Lambsquirter on March 03, 2006, 10:49:23 pm
because i got high because i got high because i got high....
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Spore_Will on March 03, 2006, 10:54:46 pm
I knew this would happen...

Look, I'll email Steve next week (from the office, I'm at home now and don't have VPN on this machine) and confirm that this is indeed me.

I actually do read these forums quite a bit. There's great stuff here, you all would be surprised how much our dev team follows this forum,  but as you can imagine I just don't have the time to answer the millions of questions that come up. Bessides my PR people would go crazy if I did, they do all this negotiating with magazines about new info, etc... well anyway it gets very complicated.

-Will
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Tantalus on March 03, 2006, 11:03:37 pm
*Laughs till he falls unconscious*
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: 7LES on March 03, 2006, 11:37:08 pm
I think its him, no one has lied about being someone else before here from what i remember.
If this is Will Wright i would like to say thanks your games have given me and my brother and sister endless hours of entertainment.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Mangerman on March 03, 2006, 11:43:31 pm
Holy Spore, It's Will Wright. :o I never thought I would see this happen in my life :o

*Takes some Morphine*
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Hydromancerx on March 03, 2006, 11:43:47 pm
I knew this would happen...

Look, I'll email Steve next week (from the office, I'm at home now and don't have VPN on this machine) and confirm that this is indeed me.

I actually do read these forums quite a bit. There's great stuff here, you all would be surprised how much our dev team follows this forum,  but as you can imagine I just don't have the time to answer the millions of questions that come up. Bessides my PR people would go crazy if I did, they do all this negotiating with magazines about new info, etc... well anyway it gets very complicated.

-Will

Will, if you do watch the forum, what do you (or your team) think of all the crazy fanart creatures that people (including myself) have made? They have been up for a long time so i am hoping somone saw someones. *crosses fingers*

On a side note ....

Instead of giving Will the fishstick i would rather give him the Wonkafication!

(http://spore-planet.rpgs.sytes.net/sporewonka.jpg)
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Vivec on March 03, 2006, 11:46:03 pm
So, have you seen SporeWiki (http://sporewiki.com)?

I, uh, don't think showing him the cult is too good an idea.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Samog on March 03, 2006, 11:46:56 pm
Don't worry, I commented that out. Mostly.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Spore_Will on March 03, 2006, 11:49:13 pm
Hydro,

As a matter of fact I just watched the video you worked on. Really cool. Reminds me of a Carl Sagan video on human evolution. Like I said I follow this stuff much closer than most would think. There's just so much of it that if I start posting like this I don't have enough time to see it all.

-Will
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Hydromancerx on March 03, 2006, 11:51:17 pm
Hydro,

As a matter of fact I just watched the video you worked on. Really cool. Reminds me of a Carl Sagan video on human evolution. Like I said I follow this stuff much closer than most would think. There's just so much of it that if I start posting like this I don't have enough time to see it all.

-Will

*EXPLODES!* X.X I think i can die happy now  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

.... but not before Spore comes out :P I want to play it.  ;)
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Mangerman on March 03, 2006, 11:56:36 pm
Lets all celebrate this happy event  :D
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: raikitsune on March 04, 2006, 02:13:31 am
oh wow hello will good to see you on the boards quite amazing aswell **shameless fanboy** keep up the good work on spore! (mwahahaahaha i didn't send an email i'm a good boy i remember the same thing happening to the STALKER dev team except someone got their phone number :o thats gotta be hard to deal with!) and yay i think Hydro is the main drawing man round here good to know he's appreciated in higher circles aswell  ;)
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: ImP0steR on March 04, 2006, 03:13:12 am
You dudes are so naive.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Arsonide on March 04, 2006, 03:22:38 am
Think about it, your fanatical fans are the ones that give the most outlandish and crazy ideas/feedback. If you want to consider new possibilities for a game, what better place to go.

I'm mainly a lurker here, but have been following Spore and Steve's coverage of it since it was announced. The dark period is hopefully close to over, however, with the coming of the GDC and E3...and I can post here more frequently with that new information out. Anyway, Hi Will. Make the game good, etc.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Kaze on March 04, 2006, 03:28:44 am
Will Wright smells funny!

*ducks and runs*
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Hydromancerx on March 04, 2006, 04:06:08 am
You dudes are so naive.

We shall see if it is really him since he said ...


Look, I'll email Steve next week (from the office, I'm at home now and don't have VPN on this machine) and confirm that this is indeed me.


Of course it is suspicious that he never said "Um" once  ;)
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Golgrig on March 04, 2006, 04:10:33 am
bet he was a little mad about the Um thing but it was just a joke......

I for one did'nt send him any mail.....yet


we'll look back on the dark period as a time when we could let our imagination soar without limits
but I just hope for a new screen or two
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: huggkruka on March 04, 2006, 07:49:45 am
Will, what about organs?!?!?! J/K

If it's you, welcome to the forums!  :D
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: MadGiraffe on March 04, 2006, 07:50:38 am
I think we shouldn't send personal emails. I think we should do it collectively. Make a new thread, or use this or the 'Questions for the Devs' one, and have people vote, discuss on what is to be asked to Will in the next one email, and then one person selected will send that email.

I think that would be much more efficient, and nicer for all of us.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Henry on March 04, 2006, 08:00:36 am
Oh my goodness, It's really Will! This is amazing!

Mr. Will Wright, give me a dream! Bum bum bum bum, give me the sweetest dream that I've ever seen! Bum bum bum bum
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: smjjames on March 04, 2006, 08:17:53 am
hey Will Wright! :) this is so cool to actually see you on these boards! :)

hey, do you guys frequent the Planetspore forum and the GameFAQs board? (this is aimed to Will) I'm just wondering :)

and we've always suspected that the dev team checks out these boards.

also, do you guys read the two main spore stories in the games section? I know you guys probably don't have that much time, but...

I know I am asking alot of questions of you, but this one is probably a good one. Could you clarify how we are going to handle things like genitalia creatures such as flying penises and such? That kind of discussion has been going around for a long time although discussion about it has been quiet the last few months, but its still in the back of our heads. So just wondering how you guys would handle that stuff because its a concern for everybody.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Mangerman on March 04, 2006, 08:30:03 am
smjjames, how do you mean a lot of questions :o :P.

I think we shouldn't send personal emails. I think we should do it collectively. Make a new thread, or use this or the 'Questions for the Devs' one, and have people vote, discuss on what is to be asked to Will in the next one email, and then one person selected will send that email.

I think that would be much more efficient, and nicer for all of us.

Thats definitely a good idea, we need this to be a bit organized.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: smjjames on March 04, 2006, 08:32:14 am
I meant asking alot of questions in that one post.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Silver_Kiwi on March 04, 2006, 08:46:27 am
Hmmmm, I'm suspicious, but heck, it would be pretty cool if it was him!
If so, Welcome to the boards! Cool to have you browsing through them  ;D
Guess we'll know in a week...
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: TotalSandwich on March 04, 2006, 09:26:10 am
*head explodes*
Shouldn't he immediatley be elevated to admin status?
Steve-o?
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Arsonide on March 04, 2006, 09:39:02 am
Oh right, Will...here's a quote from a recent Shacknews comment thread:

Quote
drinking game: drink every time he says "procedurally"

Be careful at the GDC this year...you could kill a lot of people.  :-\
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: kmr on March 04, 2006, 09:41:48 am
*head explodes*
Shouldn't he immediatley be elevated to admin status?
Steve-o?

That'd be like giving Bill Gates admin powers over at Slashdot, only without the Evil.  ;D
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: MorgothTheEnemy on March 04, 2006, 09:51:14 am
cool, Will Wright

Im glad the dev team is watching the forums

keep up the good work :)
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: KroBua on March 04, 2006, 10:04:00 am
Do you guys truly believe it is him?  I mean, "Look, I'll email Steve next week (from the office, I'm at home now and don't have VPN on this machine) and confirm that this is indeed me." sounds to me like something a developer wouldn't do.  Its strange for him to think that he needs to identify himself, if he was Will Wright he wouldn't really care right?  It seems like these were the only three post from him and then you will never see that member again.
A quick way to throw you all off and then leave.
Also... why would he just now make a Forum ID?  Wouldn't he already have one made (as Steve is in good with him and says that many EA members already have forum names)?  Hes just playing off the fact that people want to see him, so automatically think its actually him.

Anyways, if its him, hello Will I've met you a while back, nice to see you.  But if its not you... eh good trick guy. Got a lot of people.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Zuka on March 04, 2006, 10:12:26 am
I sent an email and one of the questions asked if he wanted to be my friend! Haha. I'm still expecting a reply.  >:(
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: operaghost21 on March 04, 2006, 10:24:28 am
whoah that just gave me an awesome idea...if they are really looking at these forums a lot and stuff, wouldn't it be awesome if for like the next time they showed a demo or something, they made some of our creatures? i know im dreaming, but that would be so totally cool... ;D
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: SumGI on March 04, 2006, 11:07:50 am
whoah that just gave me an awesome idea...if they are really looking at these forums a lot and stuff, wouldn't it be awesome if for like the next time they showed a demo or something, they made some of our creatures? i know im dreaming, but that would be so totally cool... ;D
OMG MAKE THIS! http://artpad.art.com/?il3l9818w7so
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: TotalSandwich on March 04, 2006, 11:37:58 am
Cool it you guys.. you'll scare him away. This is probably why he avoids publicity. (kepping spore mostly under wraps.)
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: sgore on March 04, 2006, 11:42:28 am
Well I think it's him. He probably won't post much on here, but eigther way that was really cool. and if he is reading this, er...hi? I don't know what to say at the moment.

Cool it you guys.. you'll scare him away. This is probably why he avoids publicity. (kepping spore mostly under wraps.)

I just wonder if he's seen the sporewiki article on Willism. Now that would scare him away...  ;)
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: raikitsune on March 04, 2006, 12:01:56 pm
Hrmm its like the schisms in the church those who believe this is will and those who don't quite fun.
**is part of the believers  ;D**
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: TotalSandwich on March 04, 2006, 02:03:51 pm
This is sooo akward.. with this site having elevated hime to god sttus (literally) he has become more of a concept than a real perrson and now he is here and its like im somking something or something. My friends ould never believe me if they new i had posted and had it responded to (inderectly ) by will wright, then ostracize me for being my sorta secret extremo geek self.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Hydromancerx on March 04, 2006, 02:09:43 pm
whoah that just gave me an awesome idea...if they are really looking at these forums a lot and stuff, wouldn't it be awesome if for like the next time they showed a demo or something, they made some of our creatures? i know im dreaming, but that would be so totally cool... ;D

That's the best i idea i have ever heard. Could you imagine seeing the Naucean, Kazea or Baoba in the nest demo? Or better yet acully IN the game when it released?!?!  :o
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: TotalSandwich on March 04, 2006, 02:11:59 pm
As soon as you make it it will be in the game, and i think that the creatures have already been picked out for his talks so that he can use them  most effectively as examples
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: sgore on March 04, 2006, 02:13:44 pm
If the Devs at maxis are on here as much as will says I wouldn't be surprised if someone there decided to make a naucean. And If that's the case I don't think anyone would mind the next screenshots out to be of it... ;)
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Hydromancerx on March 04, 2006, 02:16:23 pm
If the Devs at maxis are on here as much as will says I wouldn't be surprised if someone there decided to make a naucean. And If that's the case I don't think anyone would mind the next screenshots out to be of it... ;)

*crosses fingers* i hope so  ;)
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: raikitsune on March 04, 2006, 02:26:26 pm
If the Devs at maxis are on here as much as will says I wouldn't be surprised if someone there decided to make a naucean. And If that's the case I don't think anyone would mind the next screenshots out to be of it... ;)
x2 that would be amazingly cool.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: TotalSandwich on March 04, 2006, 02:29:38 pm
So the development team has been here all along, reading our threads, fishing out the good ideas. Our suspicions have been confirmed. We [are/i] maxis's unpaid thinktank.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: MorgothTheEnemy on March 04, 2006, 03:07:11 pm
That's the best i idea i have ever heard. Could you imagine seeing the Naucean, Kazea or Baoba in the nest demo? Or better yet acully IN the game when it released?!?!  :o   -Hydro

Omfg best easter egg since the creation of Videogames
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: huggkruka on March 04, 2006, 03:09:19 pm
I had that idea some time ago. I know it's not very possible, but I liked to visualize how I'd react. Propably in some strange, unexpected way.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: sgore on March 04, 2006, 03:56:25 pm
Well, That or Gun Wielding Monkeys. or both. Gun Monkey meets Naucean...Hm...
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Hydromancerx on March 04, 2006, 05:09:31 pm
I had that idea some time ago. I know it's not very possible, but I liked to visualize how I'd react. Propably in some strange, unexpected way.

Watch if they made it we would say "Hey they made it all wrong! Its not supose to have that part there!"  :D
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: HolsteinCow on March 04, 2006, 06:21:45 pm
So the development team has been here all along, reading our threads, fishing out the good ideas. Our suspicions have been confirmed. We [are/i] maxis's unpaid thinktank.

Then... they're the ones that have been printing topics? :'(

MEN! TAKE YOUR SWORDS AND SHIELDS, WE WILL WORSHIP THESE FALSE GODS NO LONGER! CHAAARGE!!!
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: smjjames on March 04, 2006, 06:25:14 pm
So the development team has been here all along, reading our threads, fishing out the good ideas. Our suspicions have been confirmed. We [are/i] maxis's unpaid thinktank.

Then... they're the ones that have been printing topics? :'(

MEN! TAKE YOUR SWORDS AND SHIELDS, WE WILL WORSHIP THESE FALSE GODS NO LONGER! CHAAARGE!!!

well yea I'm sure they would print some of the topics because they can't stay and read or they want to get certain parts of topics.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: TotalSandwich on March 04, 2006, 06:30:52 pm
Think, my friend. you idea may be part of the oh mossst holy spore.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Derk on March 04, 2006, 06:53:24 pm
I can't believe will right is posting with us! There is a God out there, and his name is Will Wright! :o ;D
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: sgore on March 04, 2006, 07:03:33 pm
I can't believe will right is posting with us! There is a God out there, and his name is Will Wright! :o ;D

It's posts like that, that may scare him away...
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: 7LES on March 04, 2006, 07:11:29 pm
I can't believe will right is posting with us! There is a God out there, and his name is Will Wright! :o ;D

It's posts like that, that may scare him away...

I know thats just creepy
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Greg16 on March 04, 2006, 07:14:17 pm
WoW... cold shoulder big time, lighten up you guys  :D
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: sgore on March 04, 2006, 07:17:12 pm
sorry. Not trying to give a cold shoulder or anything. Just saying...I think all this Wright Worshipness may be creeping the people at maxis out. Or they may be laughing about it. Hopefully they're laughing about it.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Derk on March 04, 2006, 07:21:58 pm
look, I'm not some insane guy who worships will wright. i was just posting a "Oh My God It's Will :o" because i've seen how some of the other guys have done that, no ofence to you guys, so i wanted say that in a satirical kind of way. But there isn't a sarcastic face so i had to do with :o ;D
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: sgore on March 04, 2006, 07:28:12 pm
I know. I constantly mix Smilies at times too.  :P plus  :D equals Yayersness. An emotion I think many people have felt.
I was just hoping they don't take any of this kind of stuff the wrong way. Sorry if I came off weird.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: 7LES on March 04, 2006, 07:34:48 pm
OK sorry its just hard to tell in text
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Omnipotence on March 04, 2006, 08:01:51 pm
I like everyone else would like to thank Will Wright and the Dev team at
Maxis for making such an AWESOME game!!!!

And all the people on the forum and GamingSteve for the forum in the first
place.

Thanks to everyone!!!!
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Tonjevic on March 04, 2006, 08:08:45 pm
You know what is interesting is that there have been five pages of posts since The big double-double-U posted, two days ago. That is fanatacism for you. It epitomises the word: FANatacism. :\

Oh, and hi Will. May your bounties be plentiful and may your children have long and prosperous lives.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Silver_Kiwi on March 04, 2006, 08:10:16 pm
Be careful guys! We still don't even know if this guy is really WW...!
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: sgore on March 04, 2006, 08:11:43 pm
um Tonjevic? he posted this morning. not 2 days ago.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Kaze on March 04, 2006, 10:25:39 pm
Oh, and hi Will. May your bounties be plentiful and may your children have long and prosperous lives.

And if you don't have any, I should like to help you make some.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Vivec on March 04, 2006, 10:32:32 pm
And if you don't have any, I should like to help you make some.

Wow. Just wow.  :o
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Tonjevic on March 05, 2006, 12:37:32 am
um Tonjevic? he posted this morning. not 2 days ago.

He posted on the third of March, did he not?
My computer clock says that it is the fifth today.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: 7LES on March 05, 2006, 12:46:06 am
it was the 3erd of march barely it was like 11:30 or 12:00ish saying it was the forth of march is so close to being true in some parts of this country it is true.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Kaze on March 05, 2006, 01:18:43 am
And if you don't have any, I should like to help you make some.

Wow. Just wow.  :o

rofl, sorry. I'm normally not so risque, at least not until I've established myself on a forum, but I couldn't resist making that one.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Hydromancerx on March 05, 2006, 01:29:13 am
LOL Now do you think he will ever reply back now? Or do you think it was one time thing?
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Tonjevic on March 05, 2006, 02:07:57 am
I hate timezones. They get in the way so much.  :-\
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Kaze on March 05, 2006, 02:10:25 am
LOL Now do you think he will ever reply back now? Or do you think it was one time thing?
No, because I remain skeptical as to whom is really behind the name. However, if it is Will Wright, my offer still stands.

Our genes combined, Captain Planet! (or something equivilant in awesomeness)

Goodness, it is clearly past my bed time.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Mangerman on March 05, 2006, 02:24:19 am
LOL Now do you think he will ever reply back now? Or do you think it was one time thing?
No, because I remain skeptical as to whom is really behind the name. However, if it is Will Wright, my offer still stands.

Our genes combined, Captain Planet! (or something equivilant in awesomeness)

Goodness, it is clearly past my bed time.

Here, take some Morphine.

But seriously, some of us are a bit overreacting.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Psychic_Dude on March 05, 2006, 03:34:45 am
ZOMG Will Wright (falls down and begins spasming uncrontrolably)

Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Greg16 on March 05, 2006, 03:43:13 am
I think will's profile should be customized, give him a Giant Pencil with like a Spore creature being drawn on it. His current rank is quite pitiful at, "Pong Paddler", especially with all the astronomical things considered..
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Rutilant on March 05, 2006, 06:06:57 am
Wow.  :o

Well, I'm sure Steve can verify if it's him or not. :)

Sorry if it IS you, Mr Wright, but you know. This is the internet. :D
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Sigma on March 05, 2006, 04:41:08 pm
I'm sure Steve would annonce quite quickly if the Great Will was on our board :P
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: smjjames on March 05, 2006, 04:42:34 pm
yea but Steve seems to have the weekend off, we should know tomorrow sometime unless he is on tonight.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: MadGiraffe on March 05, 2006, 04:48:27 pm
Please stop hyperventilating and drooling in a fanboyish matter on the 3 posts made by some Spore_Will, just wait.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Kaze on March 05, 2006, 04:52:01 pm
I am Will Wright.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: MadGiraffe on March 05, 2006, 04:53:20 pm
I am Will Wright.

You wanted babies from him a few posts back, you're not fooling me you foul asexual being.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: GrrrArrgh on March 05, 2006, 05:05:51 pm
Wow. Was wondering how a thread went from like a page and a half to 8 in less than two days. Guess the whole Will posting thing explains that. Cool deal if it is him.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Greg16 on March 05, 2006, 06:17:28 pm
This topic makes me wonder about humanity...  :-\
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: rodeo on March 05, 2006, 06:35:03 pm
I'M Will Wright!
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: smjjames on March 05, 2006, 06:36:13 pm
don't start doing that :P it'll only end up in you getting in trouble even though we obviously know you arent him Rodeo.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: rodeo on March 05, 2006, 06:43:09 pm
yeah yeah; kidding.

has anyone just emailed him to see if that dude is him?
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Zorlac on March 05, 2006, 06:59:59 pm
I don't see what the problem here is, wwright@maxis.com cannot be spoofed or anything. That is will wrights e-mail and there can't be any debate over this. No matter what, it's an email of a maxis employee.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Mr. Wizard on March 05, 2006, 07:04:49 pm
I don't see what the problem here is, wwright@maxis.com cannot be spoofed or anything. That is will wrights e-mail and there can't be any debate over this. No matter what, it's an email of a maxis employee.

They are debating whether Spore_Will (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?action=profile;u=916) is Will Wright or not. Not how we cannot see his email address. Even if Spore_Will suddenly had WWright@... it means nothing, because I know for a fact that you can post a fake email after your handle has been created.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Zorlac on March 05, 2006, 07:06:38 pm
Ah. I had to back track like 8 pages becuase people got so excited. Word up.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: smjjames on March 05, 2006, 07:07:18 pm
Well steve seems to be on a weekend break so we will have to wait til he comes on tomorrow for verification.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Zorlac on March 05, 2006, 09:33:23 pm
What we should do is blur out his e-mail so people don't e-mail him. They never thought of trying to find it before, they won't again. Hopefully.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Lambsquirter on March 05, 2006, 10:28:55 pm
this topic is now very long,
Willism at its best..lol :)

oh and will wright, if your reading this,have you seen my creature, the lermiun and can i have a job as a game artist?  :)
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Kaze on March 05, 2006, 10:41:36 pm
I am Will Wright.

You wanted babies from him a few posts back, you're not fooling me you foul asexual being.

You're right. It would be dreadfully boring to be asexual anyhow. My interest in propagation continues its proliferation. Hell, we could call it procedural mating if that's what it took.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Rct2mad on March 05, 2006, 11:19:36 pm
I am Will Wright.

You wanted babies from him a few posts back, you're not fooling me you foul asexual being.

You know what, you're rather harsh, you know that?!?!  >:( :o :'(
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: KroBua on March 06, 2006, 12:13:20 am
Still don't know if its Will...........................

Just think about it.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Rct2mad on March 06, 2006, 08:00:10 am
Heck, even if it isn't (which I say it is) at least we've had some excitement, hey?!  8)
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: HolsteinCow on March 06, 2006, 01:05:10 pm
OH MY GOD WILL POSTED ON THIS THREAD :o
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Hydromancerx on March 06, 2006, 02:33:45 pm
I knew this would happen...

Look, I'll email Steve next week (from the office, I'm at home now and don't have VPN on this machine) and confirm that this is indeed me.


I actually do read these forums quite a bit. There's great stuff here, you all would be surprised how much our dev team follows this forum,  but as you can imagine I just don't have the time to answer the millions of questions that come up. Bessides my PR people would go crazy if I did, they do all this negotiating with magazines about new info, etc... well anyway it gets very complicated.

-Will

Well did he call gaming Steve yet from work like he said he would?
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: MadGiraffe on March 06, 2006, 02:34:24 pm
Haven't seen Steve in some time so...nobody knows!
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Vivec on March 06, 2006, 04:45:02 pm
Guys... I'm sorry to say this, but it wasn't him.
No, it wasn't me, either.

Don't you think it was a bit suspicious that he would make three posts, then never return? You can say, "Oh, he must be busy." But... it's been more than a week.

And, uh, he said something about him needing to get back to Spore? Correct me if I'm wrong, but he has a rather large team of developers doing that.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: MadGiraffe on March 06, 2006, 04:47:37 pm
Guys... I'm sorry to say this, but it wasn't him.
No, it wasn't me, either.

Don't you think it was a bit suspicious that he would make three posts, then never return? You can say, "Oh, he must be busy." But... it's been more than a week.

And, uh, he said something about him needing to get back to Spore? Correct me if I'm wrong, but he has a rather large team of developers doing that.

Shhhhhhhhhh!! Don't poke the bubble of fanboy wonder!
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Noflunk on March 06, 2006, 05:30:24 pm
Guys... I'm sorry to say this, but it wasn't him.
No, it wasn't me, either.

Don't you think it was a bit suspicious that he would make three posts, then never return? You can say, "Oh, he must be busy." But... it's been more than a week.

And, uh, he said something about him needing to get back to Spore? Correct me if I'm wrong, but he has a rather large team of developers doing that.

its been three days
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Vivec on March 06, 2006, 05:36:47 pm
its been three days

OK, so that was this weekend...  :P

But my other points are still good.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: MorgothTheEnemy on March 06, 2006, 05:38:28 pm
o.........m..........g.........

HE HASNT COME BACK BECAUSE WE SCARED HIM AWAY!!!!!!#@!@!@!@!@!!!!!!@!@!!@!

Everyone is worshipping him its kinda scary.....
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Vivec on March 06, 2006, 05:39:17 pm
o.........m..........g.........

HE HASNT COME BACK BECAUSE WE SCARED HIM AWAY!!!!!!#@!@!@!@!@!!!!!!@!@!!@!

Everyone is worshipping him its kinda scary.....

He isn't coming back because he was never here.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: SumGI on March 06, 2006, 05:39:27 pm
its been three days

OK, so that was this weekend...  :P

But my other points are still good.
No they aren't you nerdy American teenager (I assume).
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: smjjames on March 06, 2006, 05:40:44 pm
we just need to wait for Steve to get on and confirn, only thing is he doesn't really have a regular schedule of bieng online other than often times in the afternoon/evening.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: sgore on March 06, 2006, 06:16:35 pm
He probably is still coming on here (But not logging into the account) Final Word will be passed when steve gets back from whereever he may be.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: thegreatloofa on March 06, 2006, 06:21:27 pm
There was someone hidden on earlier, could Steve have given him extra privileges or was it something else entirely?
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Vivec on March 06, 2006, 06:24:30 pm
There was someone hidden on earlier, could Steve have given him extra privileges or was it something else entirely?

You can set your profile to say "hidden".
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: thegreatloofa on March 06, 2006, 06:39:05 pm
There was someone hidden on earlier, could Steve have given him extra privileges or was it something else entirely?

You can set your profile to say "hidden".

Haha! I never saw that before.

Woo! I'm hidden! ;D
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: operaghost21 on March 06, 2006, 07:38:25 pm
o.........m..........g.........

HE HASNT COME BACK BECAUSE WE SCARED HIM AWAY!!!!!!#@!@!@!@!@!!!!!!@!@!!@!

Everyone is worshipping him its kinda scary.....

you know why he hasn't come back?

we haven't made any sacrifices...virgin sacrifices... :D   
 see, ya just gotta think of will wright as...
ummm...
...
wait...
...king kong!
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Hydromancerx on March 06, 2006, 07:38:43 pm
Guys... I'm sorry to say this, but it wasn't him.
No, it wasn't me, either.

Don't you think it was a bit suspicious that he would make three posts, then never return? You can say, "Oh, he must be busy." But... it's been more than a week.

And, uh, he said something about him needing to get back to Spore? Correct me if I'm wrong, but he has a rather large team of developers doing that.

Its not been a week. He posted Friday night.  Its been like 4 days. ROFL
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Vivec on March 06, 2006, 07:41:42 pm
its been three days

OK, so that was this weekend...  :P

Yeah, I said that. But, good you noticed.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: xnodas on March 06, 2006, 08:24:24 pm
Well if his name was Will Wright instead of Spore Will I would have believed it completely, since no one can make that name instead of Will Wright himself.  Seems very fishy that he would just happen to come on this one thread that was started with Mason 11987 saying he has emailed Will Wright.  Not saying any of this is or isn't true but this would prolly be the worst place to start posting, but if it is Will Wright then it's ok then.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: TotalSandwich on March 06, 2006, 08:26:00 pm
He mentioned that he read the forums alot, and he was trying to track his spam back to its source. no that fishy.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Gaming Steve on March 06, 2006, 09:39:30 pm
I knew this would happen...

Look, I'll email Steve next week (from the office, I'm at home now and don't have VPN on this machine) and confirm that this is indeed me.

I actually do read these forums quite a bit. There's great stuff here, you all would be surprised how much our dev team follows this forum,  but as you can imagine I just don't have the time to answer the millions of questions that come up. Bessides my PR people would go crazy if I did, they do all this negotiating with magazines about new info, etc... well anyway it gets very complicated.

-Will

Got the email from the main man himself. It's the real deal, this is Will Wright.

Try not to spam him with too many PMs and emails please. ;D
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Vivec on March 06, 2006, 09:40:41 pm
*awkward feeling*
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Mr. Wizard on March 06, 2006, 09:41:20 pm
*awkward feeling*
Understatement.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: smjjames on March 06, 2006, 09:41:38 pm
I knew this would happen...

Look, I'll email Steve next week (from the office, I'm at home now and don't have VPN on this machine) and confirm that this is indeed me.

I actually do read these forums quite a bit. There's great stuff here, you all would be surprised how much our dev team follows this forum,  but as you can imagine I just don't have the time to answer the millions of questions that come up. Bessides my PR people would go crazy if I did, they do all this negotiating with magazines about new info, etc... well anyway it gets very complicated.

-Will

Got the email from the main man himself. It's the real deal, this is Will Wright.

Try not to spam him with too many PMs and emails please. ;D

SEE!, I KNEW he was the real deal all along, the clues added up. of course, all we needed was Steves say on it to seal the doubters :)
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: operaghost21 on March 06, 2006, 09:43:29 pm
 :o

oh my

wow

*cough cough knew it all along cough cough*


we're not worthy! we're not worthy! :D
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: kmr on March 06, 2006, 09:44:19 pm
We always knew we were being watched!  ;D

Give the man a customized account already so this doesn't come up again! :P
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Mr. Wizard on March 06, 2006, 09:47:00 pm
It's like were playing Spore right now.


They're watching us <.<...>.>...O.O

The Truth is out there! Our forum has been visited by beings of incalculable technical superiority!

(  :D )
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Vivec on March 06, 2006, 09:47:34 pm
It's like were playing Spore right now.

Except, you know, without actually playing Spore.  ;)
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: 7LES on March 06, 2006, 10:10:49 pm
I knew it..

so is there ganna be a new podcast today steve?

PS. does PS stand for post scritpt, i never new what it ment and then just a sec a go i thout wow does PS meen post script?
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Hydromancerx on March 06, 2006, 10:15:28 pm
I knew this would happen...

Look, I'll email Steve next week (from the office, I'm at home now and don't have VPN on this machine) and confirm that this is indeed me.

I actually do read these forums quite a bit. There's great stuff here, you all would be surprised how much our dev team follows this forum,  but as you can imagine I just don't have the time to answer the millions of questions that come up. Bessides my PR people would go crazy if I did, they do all this negotiating with magazines about new info, etc... well anyway it gets very complicated.

-Will

Got the email from the main man himself. It's the real deal, this is Will Wright.

Try not to spam him with too many PMs and emails please. ;D

Ha! I knew it was him! Ye of little faith. Bow down before "THE WILL" :p

But seriously this means alot more knowing its really him. That means that Will really dose like my creature! WOOT WOOT!

Like i said before, i can die happy ... and now without any doubts too :D
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: xnodas on March 06, 2006, 10:20:05 pm
Let me be the first to say sorry I didn't believe and Welcome to the Spore Forums. And of course thank you for making this game come true.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: GrrrArrgh on March 06, 2006, 10:21:13 pm
Dude, sweet. Now I'm going to feel all paranoid and self conscious about anything I say on these boards though, even though a good 85% of the stuff I say is completely nonsensical gibberish. We're all being watched.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Tonjevic on March 06, 2006, 10:22:05 pm
Honestly: you are too suspicious, those who doubted him.
THere was no reason for it NOT to be him.
Again, Hi Will. I love your work, and am eagerly looking forward to Spore.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Mr. Wizard on March 06, 2006, 10:24:01 pm
I knew this would happen...

Look, I'll email Steve next week (from the office, I'm at home now and don't have VPN on this machine) and confirm that this is indeed me.

I actually do read these forums quite a bit. There's great stuff here, you all would be surprised how much our dev team follows this forum,  but as you can imagine I just don't have the time to answer the millions of questions that come up. Bessides my PR people would go crazy if I did, they do all this negotiating with magazines about new info, etc... well anyway it gets very complicated.

-Will

Got the email from the main man himself. It's the real deal, this is Will Wright.

Try not to spam him with too many PMs and emails please. ;D

(http://www.imgcity.net/server/primary/willy.jpg)
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Tonjevic on March 06, 2006, 10:24:37 pm
... lol ...
Welcome to the cult, Will. And hello to the team as well.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: KroBua on March 06, 2006, 10:28:28 pm
Honestly: you are too suspicious, those who doubted him.
THere was no reason for it NOT to be him.
Again, Hi Will. I love your work, and am eagerly looking forward to Spore.

I'm sorry but I think there were TONS of reasons for it not to be him. Well guess it is him. 
I don't know if I'm sorry I doubted, doubt saves lives, but welcome Will, I've met you before so I know your a good guy. . . (lol)
It's great to see you guys are intrested in what we think.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Lambsquirter on March 06, 2006, 10:29:28 pm
wow, it really was the Will..
i hope he posts again!!
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Hydromancerx on March 06, 2006, 10:30:39 pm
wow, it really was the Will..
i hope he posts again!!


Maybe we hould make a new post that says "WILL POST HERE" *chuckles*  :D
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: GrrrArrgh on March 06, 2006, 10:41:22 pm
I think given the circumstances doubt is a perfectly normal reaction and perhaps even to be expected. But it's not entirely out of the ordinary for developers to visit read or post on the forums devoted to the games they're working on/creating either. Kind of like the subject of a fan club joining it themselves, which I've also seen happen.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: huggkruka on March 06, 2006, 10:46:11 pm
wow, it really was the Will..
i hope he posts again!!


Maybe we hould make a new post that says "WILL POST HERE" *chuckles*  :D

You are already adopting to his Internet-speech pattern. Hmmm.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: God on March 06, 2006, 11:06:02 pm
It's Will Wright!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: kmr on March 06, 2006, 11:10:46 pm
I think the above was the best forum post ever.  ;D

Well. Aside from WW posting here to complain about his overflowing mail inbox.  ;)
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: aquaman on March 06, 2006, 11:23:53 pm
I've got a question for you Will Wright:

Have you been getting enough sleep?  Take it easy OK.  8)
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Kaze on March 06, 2006, 11:31:54 pm
Maybe its just Gaming Steve having a little fun at everybody's expense.

C'mon, you know that would be funny. It's something I would do if I were in his position.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Mr. Wizard on March 06, 2006, 11:33:01 pm
Maybe its just Gaming Steve having a little fun at everybody's expense.

C'mon, you know that would be funny. It's something I would do if I were in his position.
There is a simple answer to that.

Steve doesn't have a death wish. ;)
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: aquaman on March 07, 2006, 12:05:54 am
Steve doesn't have a death wish. ;)

Are you suggesting that we're all bloodsucking monsters who will kill anyone who tries to impersenate our God, whilst exchanging fishysticks and discussing a game we've never played?
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Mr. Wizard on March 07, 2006, 12:07:11 am
Steve doesn't have a death wish. ;)

Are you suggesting that we're all bloodsucking monsters who will kill anyone who tries to impersenate our God, whilst exchanging fishysticks and discussing a game we've never played?
Yes.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Zorlac on March 07, 2006, 12:26:53 am
Talk about extremeists. You people act like you're ready to die for his cause. And i'm sure someone will respond that they are.

[Edit]
After looking at the other posts, I think chaos has ensued. Moderator hell, if you ask me. It reminds me of all those people standing outside of a concert trying to get autographs or something.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Mr. Wizard on March 07, 2006, 12:31:04 am
Talk about extremeists. You people act like you're ready to die for his cause. And i'm sure someone will respond that they are.

[Edit]
After looking at the other posts, I think chaos has ensued. Moderator hell, if you ask me. It reminds me of all those people standing outside of a concert trying to get autographs or something.
You sir, are too serious, sit down, relax...

(http://www.imgcity.net/server/primary/willy.jpg)
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Dakotah on March 07, 2006, 12:54:52 am
You people act like you're ready to die for his cause.

Only if I could score an early copy of the game.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Tonjevic on March 07, 2006, 01:01:16 am
Did you register only to say that?
I think everybody wants that, but I HIGHLY doubt any are going to get it, unless it goes into a closed beta of some sort. That isn't going to happen though: they hire games testers for that kind of thing.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Dakotah on March 07, 2006, 01:05:40 am
Did you register only to say that?
I think everybody wants that, but I HIGHLY doubt any are going to get it, unless it goes into a closed beta of some sort. That isn't going to happen though: they hire games testers for that kind of thing.

Then the joke just went over your head? Don't take things so seriously, heh.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Mr. Wizard on March 07, 2006, 01:09:50 am
Did you register only to say that?
I think everybody wants that, but I HIGHLY doubt any are going to get it, unless it goes into a closed beta of some sort. That isn't going to happen though: they hire games testers for that kind of thing.

Come on now, people are allowed to joke. ;)
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Tonjevic on March 07, 2006, 01:21:50 am
I uderstood the joke, and was being ironic by taking it seriously.

EDIT:
Then the joke just went over your head? Don't take things so seriously, heh.

 ;)
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Dakotah on March 07, 2006, 01:25:43 am
I uderstood the joke, and was being ironic by taking it seriously.

EDIT:
Then the joke just went over your head? Don't take things so seriously, heh.

 ;)

My sarcasm detector is in the shop, therefore, touche my good sir.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: DevilMachine on March 07, 2006, 02:28:26 am
It gives me a warm fuzzy feeling inside, knowing that Will Wright and his team follow these forums. Its great to know that they care what the community has to say about the game and what we think of it.
Keep up the good work Maxis!
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Tonjevic on March 07, 2006, 02:52:40 am
Well said, my good sir.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: LadyM on March 07, 2006, 02:56:34 am
[Edit]
After looking at the other posts, I think chaos has ensued. Moderator hell, if you ask me. It reminds me of all those people standing outside of a concert trying to get autographs or something.

Thats what I was thinking  :-\ while its really cool that he is here and reading the forum, I really hope that everyone will not flood him with messages and that maybe he will feel comfortable enough to come back. Who knows, maybe he would start posting a little.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Mr. Wizard on March 07, 2006, 02:59:40 am
[Edit]
After looking at the other posts, I think chaos has ensued. Moderator hell, if you ask me. It reminds me of all those people standing outside of a concert trying to get autographs or something.

Thats what I was thinking  :-\ while its really cool that he is here and reading the forum, I really hope that everyone will not flood him with messages and that maybe he will feel comfortable enough to come back. Who knows, maybe he would start posting a little.

Well, in EA's past, they once said they wanted their designers to feel like rockstars. So far people have offered to bear his next child, asked him a thousand questions, and get excited over every syllable of his words.

Sounds like EA succeeded. ;)
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: MadGiraffe on March 07, 2006, 03:00:51 am
Oh please just lock this topic...
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Mr. Wizard on March 07, 2006, 03:03:44 am
Oh please just lock this topic...

Don't get embarrassed if the posters are getting weird, Wright is a hero here, it isn't surprising at all that they have gone this crazy. It will pass in time. ;)
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: MadGiraffe on March 07, 2006, 03:13:03 am
Oh please just lock this topic...

Don't get embarrassed if the posters are getting weird, Wright is a hero here, it isn't surprising at all that they have gone this crazy. It will pass in time. ;)

I'm not embarrassed, I'm annoyed.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Rutilant on March 07, 2006, 04:57:19 am
Oh please just lock this topic...

Don't get embarrassed if the posters are getting weird, Wright is a hero here, it isn't surprising at all that they have gone this crazy. It will pass in time. ;)

I'm not embarrassed, I'm annoyed.

Shhh. Leave us to our fanboy worship. How often does something like this happen? Never!
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Mangerman on March 07, 2006, 07:30:10 am
[Edit]
After looking at the other posts, I think chaos has ensued. Moderator hell, if you ask me. It reminds me of all those people standing outside of a concert trying to get autographs or something.

Thats what I was thinking  :-\ while its really cool that he is here and reading the forum, I really hope that everyone will not flood him with messages and that maybe he will feel comfortable enough to come back. Who knows, maybe he would start posting a little.

I totally agree with you LadyM.

All those fanatics.  :-\
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: xnodas on March 07, 2006, 08:14:41 am
[Edit]
After looking at the other posts, I think chaos has ensued. Moderator hell, if you ask me. It reminds me of all those people standing outside of a concert trying to get autographs or something.

Thats what I was thinking :-\ while its really cool that he is here and reading the forum, I really hope that everyone will not flood him with messages and that maybe he will feel comfortable enough to come back. Who knows, maybe he would start posting a little.

I totally agree with you LadyM.

All those fanatics. :-\

Yeah everyone should calm down a lot and please don't email him anything, we are trying to organize emails to Will to get some tid bits about Spore that he can let us know about.  PLease go to the other threads and put your questions there and not email the big man himself.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: GrrrArrgh on March 07, 2006, 08:45:24 am
Hey here's an idea. How about nobody e-mails him anything at all? Seriously, it's like just because he's made a few posts on the board everyone suddenly thinks they have the right or need to instigate on onslaught of questions. Even the "organized" question threads seem a bit much to me. We know he reads the board now, and isn't Steve supposed to be something of a conduit? I'd say if anything give a list of questions to him and he can forward them to Will. Or just let the man read the threads himself and answer whichever questions he finds when he has the time and is actually able to do so.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Mangerman on March 07, 2006, 08:48:08 am
Hey here's an idea. How about nobody e-mails him anything at all? Seriously, it's like just because he's made a few posts on the board everyone suddenly thinks they have the right or need to instigate on onslaught of questions. Even the "organized" question threads seem a bit much to me. We know he reads the board now, and isn't Steve supposed to be something of a conduit? I'd say if anything give a list of questions to him and he can forward them to Will. Or just let the man read the threads himself and answer whichever questions he finds when he has the time and is actually able to do so.

Yeah, do you see, I am not to only one who thinks that ;).
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: happydan20 on March 07, 2006, 09:13:12 am
I am enjoying the parallels to religion here....  The people ask for a sign from god right?  then it comes and they make up all these rules about how to appreciate the sign, lest they anger the god and make him leave them...  faith and insecurity seem to go hand in hand.

Yeah hes Will Wright, yeah hes a god of gaming...  but hes still a person.  Hes a grown man even.  I doubt that if he wanted to engage this community he would be scared off by some posts in a topic. 

As for messaging him or emailing him, beyond the fact that that he said he wont answer them until they are of a manageable level, lets not make a sacrament of not desecrating his holy inbox.  He's just a guy.

Personally I think too much info spoils a game sometimes, although I eagerly salivate at every new morsel...  I wont bother him or any other Dev about a game, but thats me.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: xnodas on March 07, 2006, 09:13:51 am
He said that he enjoys answering a "few" questions here and there.  It would take a shorter time to have an email with some questions on it than him looking through the threads for a question to answer.  It's not like we would expect an answer from him ASAP.  Just whenever he gets to it ro even if he can get to it.  It's better than having five emails(that no matter what happens) has the same question in it.  
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Mangerman on March 07, 2006, 09:31:53 am
But many people are asking more then just a few questions.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: SL on March 07, 2006, 09:32:46 am
Hey here's an idea. How about nobody e-mails him anything at all? Seriously, it's like just because he's made a few posts on the board everyone suddenly thinks they have the right or need to instigate on onslaught of questions. Even the "organized" question threads seem a bit much to me. We know he reads the board now, and isn't Steve supposed to be something of a conduit? I'd say if anything give a list of questions to him and he can forward them to Will. Or just let the man read the threads himself and answer whichever questions he finds when he has the time and is actually able to do so.

I second that.

IMHO sending a list of 10 questions all at once is just as bad as sending 10 emails with 10 questions. If there are a lot of questions y'all would like to ask, IMHO it'd be best for y'all to pool them together, rank them by importance, and then ask ONE of them every three or four days (Because other people will be sending him questions too, and the less often you email him, the less emails he gets, and the more likely he is to only get a couple per day).
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Samog on March 07, 2006, 11:16:45 am
The High Priest wants you all to calm down, let this thread die, and use the same email methods we were using before Will posted here.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Sigma on March 07, 2006, 12:30:25 pm
Ok, I'm utterly confused, so this Spore_Will guy is the actual Will?

never mind I found the confermation :)
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Feigro on March 07, 2006, 01:24:09 pm
Way to just throw his e-mail to the public...
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: sgore on March 07, 2006, 01:40:01 pm
I thought it had died down a lot yesterday night so I emailed him. Man do I feel dumb.  :-[ Sorry Guys. Sorry Will.  :-X

*Hangs head in shame and waits for all the Pwnage

(P.S. If it makes the pwnage any less brutal It was only Yes No Q's.)
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Hydromancerx on March 07, 2006, 02:59:49 pm
Way to just throw his e-mail to the public...

Acually its all over the internet. It's not a secert.

http://www.time.com/time/digital/digital50/47.html
http://www.almaden.ibm.com/cs/npuc2001/wright.html
http://hci.stanford.edu/cs547/abstracts/02-03/index.html
http://www.simcitycentral.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1151&start=20&sid=a9d036025485aa1a9c3e778f46cab949
http://museum.doorsofperception.com/doors5/speakerbios.html
http://free.hostultra.com/~ebbalytle/Maxis1-1.htm
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Zorlac on March 07, 2006, 03:01:14 pm
Well, since I don't think we can stop everyone the "organized" post would be the best alternative. As he was saying, it wasn't the questions that annoyed him it was the volume. Cut back on the volume of e-mails, and not the questions seems to work fine. I guess we could start a post (if it hasn't been done) or do it on the wiki or something.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Wahh on March 07, 2006, 06:49:37 pm
OH MY GOD!!

What a wonderful suprise to read after staying out of this forum for 2 months.
I LOVE YOU WW, and if I was gay, I would be like your groupie. ;)

I don't know, can video game designers have groupies?  :D

(Note:  I'm not gay, though.)
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: SumGI on March 07, 2006, 06:52:25 pm
Okay, Steve it's time to hit the lock button.  Sorry guys we already know how great W.W. is...it's just some of the things you would do to him or for him or WTHOOOOOLYPOOOO.  We just need a collective email thread now.  The who email Will thing is so we don't explode.  Tell me it's not true.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: TotalSandwich on March 07, 2006, 08:39:52 pm
The collective email thread is ther... no worries.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: SumGI on March 07, 2006, 08:43:33 pm
The collective email thread is ther... no worries.
O RLY? I don't believe you!
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: TotalSandwich on March 07, 2006, 08:45:18 pm
RLY
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Samog on March 07, 2006, 08:46:28 pm
So this thread was OK until someone made a reference to homosexuality?
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: happydan20 on March 07, 2006, 08:47:11 pm
I don't see why people are crying "lock the thread!"  There are plenty of threads that go on forever why is this one any different?  What is the big deal?  people are acting like they got slapped with a ruler or something.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: SumGI on March 07, 2006, 08:50:33 pm
I don't see why people are crying "lock the thread!"  There are plenty of threads that go on forever why is this one any different?  What is the big deal?  people are acting like they got slapped with a ruler or something.
Cuz Steve said so  :o
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: happydan20 on March 07, 2006, 09:01:46 pm
I knew this would happen...

Look, I'll email Steve next week (from the office, I'm at home now and don't have VPN on this machine) and confirm that this is indeed me.

I actually do read these forums quite a bit. There's great stuff here, you all would be surprised how much our dev team follows this forum,  but as you can imagine I just don't have the time to answer the millions of questions that come up. Bessides my PR people would go crazy if I did, they do all this negotiating with magazines about new info, etc... well anyway it gets very complicated.

-Will

Got the email from the main man himself. It's the real deal, this is Will Wright.

Try not to spam him with too many PMs and emails please. ;D

What this?  He didnt even say not to LOL calm down :)  It says nothing about any thread locking, unless you could point it out to me somewhere else.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Aooogah on March 08, 2006, 07:00:24 am
Bah, I look away for a week and Will Wright posts on the forums. Figures.   :P
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Nyutan on March 08, 2006, 04:53:58 pm
I wonder if Will wright likes Spaghetti.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Mr. Wizard on March 08, 2006, 04:57:57 pm
Bah, I look away for a week and Will Wright posts on the forums. Figures.   :P
You don'y post here much. :)
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Vivec on March 08, 2006, 05:03:53 pm
Bah, I look away for a week and Will Wright posts on the forums. Figures.   :P
You don'y post here much. :)

But he registered May 31st.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: smjjames on March 08, 2006, 05:14:33 pm
Bah, I look away for a week and Will Wright posts on the forums. Figures.   :P
You don'y post here much. :)

But he registered May 31st.

of last year... and his last post was in June, so he has been lurking for a long time.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Vivec on March 08, 2006, 05:20:45 pm
Bah, I look away for a week and Will Wright posts on the forums. Figures.   :P
You don'y post here much. :)
But he registered May 31st.
of last year... and his last post was in June, so he has been lurking for a long time.

My point was that he's been around longer than Mr. Wizard.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Mr. Wizard on March 08, 2006, 05:34:18 pm
Which was my point. He has been around even longer than I have been lurking(about a month before I registered) and he has 4 posts. :)
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Muggerman on March 08, 2006, 07:55:59 pm
Hey, iv been reading this forum ever since I first heard about spore. So ya I finnaly registerd. I think it is awsome that Will Wright joined. I hope I get the honour to have a conversation with him, then I can brag how I talked to the creator of sims and one of the animation directors of family guy :D.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Tonjevic on March 08, 2006, 08:08:19 pm
Family guy wasn't that good. it got stale after the first few episodes.

And why would will register before he posted? I suppose he didnt want anyone to steal his name.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Mr. Wizard on March 08, 2006, 08:15:22 pm
Family guy wasn't that good. it got stale after the first few episodes.

And why would will register before he posted? I suppose he didnt want anyone to steal his name.

Family guy is great! >:( ;D

There have been a couple "Will Wright" accounts:

willwright (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?action=profile;u=856)

WW (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?action=profile;u=382)(Used to be "Will Wright" until Gaming Steve changed it, because it was an imposter)

there may be more I don't know about. :D
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Muggerman on March 08, 2006, 08:25:15 pm
Family guy wasn't that good. it got stale after the first few episodes.

And why would will register before he posted? I suppose he didnt want anyone to steal his name.
BLASHPEMHY!
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: rayofash on March 08, 2006, 09:48:04 pm
Hi everyone,

I was wondering what was going on. I used to get maybe 2 or 3 questions a day about Spore from random people (which I enjoyed answering between meetings). A few days ago that number shot up way into the double digits (about 1/2 my email now). I think I've tracked it back to here.

With this many it's impossible for me to answer it all and I feel like it's unfair for me to answer some but not others. If the volume drops back down hopefully I can go back to answering them.

I hope everyone understands... I imagine you'd rather get Spore sooner than have me answering emails all day.

Now I'm sure a long discussion will ensue over whether I'm really me (chuckle)

-Will Wright



Because GDC is approaching Spore has again become incredibley popular. Threads are popping up on even the most remote forums. And they all point back here.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: SL on March 09, 2006, 05:29:37 am
Which was my point. He has been around even longer than I have been lurking(about a month before I registered) and he has 4 posts. :)
And why would will register before he posted? I suppose he didnt want anyone to steal his name.

Heh...

Well, I registered on the CivFanatics forums on Apr 22, 2002, and I've got a grand total of 48 posts there (most of them from september-december last year). Will's profile says he has 3 posts, and made 0.600 per day. My profile on CFC says that I've made 0.03 posts per day. Woo! :P
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: kmr on March 09, 2006, 06:21:00 am
Which was my point. He has been around even longer than I have been lurking(about a month before I registered) and he has 4 posts. :)
And why would will register before he posted? I suppose he didnt want anyone to steal his name.

Heh...

Well, I registered on the CivFanatics forums on Apr 22, 2002, and I've got a grand total of 48 posts there (most of them from september-december last year). Will's profile says he has 3 posts, and made 0.600 per day. My profile on CFC says that I've made 0.03 posts per day. Woo! :P

Oh, you on CF too? Coo. I have never made a post there despite hanging around since the days of Civ2, Sid bless its soul. :3
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Mangerman on March 09, 2006, 07:09:58 am
My Goodness  :o 16 pages already.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: vbGamer on March 10, 2006, 04:19:07 am
I guess I'll try sending my questions to Will again that I sent months ago that never got answered. :) (and probably filter them down a bit...)

You know, I personally know a famous game developer who probably wouldn't go to a forum and post.
1 - He doesn't like large crowds.
2 - He'd probably get 20,000 emails.


And to go with the flow of things, yes, I'm on CFC too (different username - Chieftess. Yes, I'm one of the moderators there.).
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Tonjevic on March 10, 2006, 05:57:21 am
YOU'RE Chieftess. I was wondering who you were.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: vbGamer on March 10, 2006, 03:09:58 pm
I've mentioned it in a few places.

I just didn't want a Firaxs Civilization series-sounding nickname (a level in the game) for a Maxis-game forum. :)
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Tonjevic on March 10, 2006, 05:18:52 pm
It neer occured to me that it was.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Mangerman on March 11, 2006, 12:29:17 am
Didn't know you were/are Chieftess, but now I remeber you said it somewhere.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: DrJonez on March 18, 2006, 05:05:36 am
Will Wright actually posted here? Cool.

Makes me want to ask him some engineering questions about his battle bots  ;D

I've been playing Will's games since Raid On Bungeling Bay back in the day. I didn't know who he was until Simcity of course, but still, good stuff. He's truly an inspiration to lots of people, and one of the reasons I try to follow the gaming industry so closely. I got into gaming journalism and am trying to weasel my way in further so I can hopefully one day work with minds like his  ;D
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: slugfly on March 18, 2006, 06:52:38 am
This is a huge coolness about Will posting here.  It shows a connection with the fan base wholly missing in other companies.  I've been on forums where "reps" are paid to surf and keep in contact with the community... but to have the top dog posting, out of interest and a sense of connection to the community is astounding.

Where might one send an e-mail to him?  I know he said he just doesn't have time if we're flooding but...  for future reference.  If those with his address are worried about him getting pissed from a sudden 2000 questions, could you pm it to me?
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Tonjevic on March 18, 2006, 07:05:41 am
not if your question is about spore.
He isn't going to answer it.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: slugfly on March 18, 2006, 07:44:26 am
:(  my request had nothing to do with whether or not he would answer my mails... o.0  maybe I just want to try to sell him some rogain or ******...
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: LadyM on March 18, 2006, 07:51:50 am
you can find it on the first page of this thread
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: HolsteinCow on March 18, 2006, 08:01:25 am
OMG  :o Will Wright posted in the thread :o
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: slugfly on March 18, 2006, 08:05:10 am
you can find it on the first page of this thread

and a tiny amount of detective work ftw!   ::)  I'm so lazy
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Tonjevic on March 18, 2006, 08:11:47 am
Not even detective work. She was here when Will posted. :-\
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Mason11987 on March 18, 2006, 06:07:41 pm
To think, I saw people quote that post will wright had made about slowing down the emails and I had no idea it was actually inadvertantly my fault.

<-- Feels crappy for that

I sent him a PM apologizing for getting his email flooded and I hope things cool down a little.  Glad my little question caused so much controversy though, I KNEW IT WOULD! :)
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: EkEMaN on March 18, 2006, 06:41:06 pm
I think that Gaming Steve should give Will and the dev team a special thread wich only they could post on, were they would answer questions they have recieved.
Damn, i sent one asking about spore about 5 min before i read this thread
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: werechicken on March 18, 2006, 06:41:53 pm
that would be very cool
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Tonjevic on March 18, 2006, 09:25:41 pm
To think, I saw people quote that post will wright had made about slowing down the emails and I had no idea it was actually inadvertantly my fault.

<-- Feels crappy for that

I sent him a PM apologizing for getting his email flooded and I hope things cool down a little.  Glad my little question caused so much controversy though, I KNEW IT WOULD! :)

I wonder how many PMs he has gotten?...
Honestly.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Golgrig on March 18, 2006, 09:32:13 pm
Um, a crapload.....

seriously don't send him stuff STOP!
he's a game designer a genius at that, but he's just a regular person and he doesn't need to read all our mail to know he rocks
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Mason11987 on March 18, 2006, 09:39:05 pm
Um, a crapload.....

seriously don't send him stuff STOP!
he's a game designer a genius at that, but he's just a regular person and he doesn't need to read all our mail to know he rocks

Well considering I'm the one who started this, and caused the problem, I thought it'd be best that I send him something to tell him, even if he doesn't respond, just so he knows.  Lets stop the whole "Lets protect will from being hassled" mission please :).  He DOES like to answer things, just can't do a lot.  I hope you weren't referring to my PM when you said he doesn't need to read all our mail to know he rocks.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Golgrig on March 19, 2006, 01:53:56 am
Well considering I'm the one who started this, and caused the problem, I thought it'd be best that I send him something to tell him, even if he doesn't respond, just so he knows.  Lets stop the whole "Lets protect will from being hassled" mission please :).  He DOES like to answer things, just can't do a lot.  I hope you weren't referring to my PM when you said he doesn't need to read all our mail to know he rocks.

he actualy asked us to please stop sending him stuff, so maybe we should respect his wanting to have a less full inbox?
so your the only person to ever PM/ Email him with a question and tell him he rocks as well, thats really unique, we all think he rocks he knows we all think he rocks, give him some peace cause we all will know more about spore by the endof the week, i think we can wait that long before we ask anything else.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Tonjevic on March 19, 2006, 02:16:00 am
We could just take down any referrence to his email address at all.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: werechicken on March 19, 2006, 06:35:42 am
way too late for that
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Mason11987 on March 19, 2006, 08:56:45 am
Well considering I'm the one who started this, and caused the problem, I thought it'd be best that I send him something to tell him, even if he doesn't respond, just so he knows.  Lets stop the whole "Lets protect will from being hassled" mission please :).  He DOES like to answer things, just can't do a lot.  I hope you weren't referring to my PM when you said he doesn't need to read all our mail to know he rocks.

he actualy asked us to please stop sending him stuff, so maybe we should respect his wanting to have a less full inbox?
so your the only person to ever PM/ Email him with a question and tell him he rocks as well, thats really unique, we all think he rocks he knows we all think he rocks, give him some peace cause we all will know more about spore by the endof the week, i think we can wait that long before we ask anything else.

Again, I didn't write him an email nor a PM to tell him "he rocks" or anything like that, that'd be retarded.

I blurred his name in the original image.  At least this way the new person glancing through the thread won't spot his email and spam him more.  It's late, but I suppose better late then never, even though you can EASILY find his email in other places...
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: catnip18 on March 19, 2006, 09:42:12 am
It is the idiots out there that send him e-mails that are pointless like "when it spore comming out" or "I love you" that make it so when there are polls out that they dont get answered. :-\
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: LadyM on March 19, 2006, 10:18:14 am
I'm sure he was well aware that his email address was posted as well as the fact that he would recieve pms by posting here. It could be that he is just plain busy and does not have time to answer questions. In fact he said that in his post.  He might possibly read each one but just cannot reply. We can ask that people don't flood him with mail but human nature being what it is, everyone has hopes that their email will get a response. I'm sure he's used to it by now.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Brutus on March 19, 2006, 11:03:01 am
what is his email?
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Vivec on March 19, 2006, 11:03:28 am
what is his email?

Use the search bar. It's all over.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Hydromancerx on August 23, 2006, 12:00:41 pm
*Has a flashback*

Hi everyone,

I was wondering what was going on. I used to get maybe 2 or 3 questions a day about Spore from random people (which I enjoyed answering between meetings). A few days ago that number shot up way into the double digits (about 1/2 my email now). I think I've tracked it back to here.

With this many it's impossible for me to answer it all and I feel like it's unfair for me to answer some but not others. If the volume drops back down hopefully I can go back to answering them.

I hope everyone understands... I imagine you'd rather get Spore sooner than have me answering emails all day.

Now I'm sure a long discussion will ensue over whether I'm really me (chuckle)

-Will Wright



Man I still can't belive he posted. Will come back and post again :D We miss you!!
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: DoggySpew on August 23, 2006, 12:20:06 pm
*Has a flashback*

Hi everyone,

I was wondering what was going on. I used to get maybe 2 or 3 questions a day about Spore from random people (which I enjoyed answering between meetings). A few days ago that number shot up way into the double digits (about 1/2 my email now). I think I've tracked it back to here.

With this many it's impossible for me to answer it all and I feel like it's unfair for me to answer some but not others. If the volume drops back down hopefully I can go back to answering them.

I hope everyone understands... I imagine you'd rather get Spore sooner than have me answering emails all day.

Now I'm sure a long discussion will ensue over whether I'm really me (chuckle)

-Will Wright



Man I still can't belive he posted. Will come back and post again :D We miss you!!

My (rather non lethal) bb-gun probably won't miss you, Hydro. Why the heck do you necrobump this thread ? (Really should auto-lock threads that aren't updated in 3 months)
But other then that, yes, it would be nice if WW posts here again sometime.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Gungnir on August 23, 2006, 01:33:17 pm
*Has a flashback*

Hi everyone,

I was wondering what was going on. I used to get maybe 2 or 3 questions a day about Spore from random people (which I enjoyed answering between meetings). A few days ago that number shot up way into the double digits (about 1/2 my email now). I think I've tracked it back to here.

With this many it's impossible for me to answer it all and I feel like it's unfair for me to answer some but not others. If the volume drops back down hopefully I can go back to answering them.

I hope everyone understands... I imagine you'd rather get Spore sooner than have me answering emails all day.

Now I'm sure a long discussion will ensue over whether I'm really me (chuckle)

-Will Wright



Man I still can't belive he posted. Will come back and post again :D We miss you!!

there are at least 6 pages here of people going "OMFG!!!1111!!! WILL WRIGHT POSTED! OMG!"

dude..if you people act like that, even the most attention loving pop star would run away..
ok, maybe not,  but you get my point.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: aquaman on August 23, 2006, 01:36:07 pm
Isn't it obvious by the 18 pages of replies that this is an old topic?  Besides, people dislike it when people post threads that have been covered and then go tell them to post it in an existing thread.  Why should we get angry?  8)
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: X-SpaceSpore-X on August 25, 2006, 08:58:16 am
Ask him if you can edit wild life animals.Example theres nothing in the ocean so there you go into a editor some how and you create a creature..shark and theres your wild animal.So can you make non intelligent animals
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Axelgear on August 25, 2006, 09:04:48 am
And then to annoy them, eliminate all land-based life and place a monolith.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: SpecialBrownies on August 25, 2006, 09:17:06 am
I like taking place in Necrobumping.

And SpaceSpore, remember your grammar and spelling!

Especially (that looks like it's spelled wrong) when you're talking about your Monopoly game, I mean, I want to know about that, but I don't want to swim through a bog of bad grammar to get to it.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Sterics on August 25, 2006, 09:33:00 am
Quote
10. Spamming and bumping are prohibited.
Spam is considered to be repetitive posting of the same text again and again or nonsensical posts that have no substance and are often designed to annoy other forum users. Bumping posts in order to keep them near the top of the list is also prohibited. Posts of this nature are not conducive to community spirit and are unwelcome.

Please stop bumping! You are constantly doing that and IT'S PROHIBITED!
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Little on February 18, 2007, 12:32:23 pm
I sent Mr.Wright a PM.

He hasen't been active since the orginal posting.

Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Luminar on February 18, 2007, 02:47:23 pm
Don't bother the man, he's busy.
It's awesome the man posted in the past, which shows his humility and all, but he isn't obliged to post here plus he's got work to be doing. It's kind of sad that if he came back here (possibly after Spore is done) the topic would basically have to be heavily controlled and pre-planned otherwise it'd end up looking like this:

---

spore_will:
So, we're finally done with the game. What do you think? What can we add to it in expansions? Done anything cool yet?

---

guyone:
FIRST

Edit:
OMG I GOT FIRST!!! AFTER WILL WRIGHT!!!!

---

guytwo:
FIRST

---

guythree:
OMG ITS WILL

---

someperson:
My creatures are coming along cool, they're in the city phase right now. I think you could add X though...

---

guyfour:
WILL YOU SHOULD ADD NARUTO TOTALLY WILL YOU DO IT?

Edit:
WHY ARE YOU IGNORING ME ANSWER MY QUESTION!!!!!

---

Malt:
Stop posting crap. DISCUSSION OVER

---

guyfive:
OMFG HE POSTED

----


And so forth... so you get the drift. Kind of annoying how basically if you build up enough influence in any circle you can't post without causing an eruption of forum-vomit that kind of clogs your own topic..
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: darkwanderer on February 18, 2007, 02:59:36 pm
yeah, i wouldnt pm him or email him unless you have a great idea which you think he could use, in which case talk about it here and if people think its good then try. other than that, asking about the game wont get any awnsers or anything
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Gungnir on February 18, 2007, 03:02:55 pm
Quote
10. Spamming and bumping are prohibited.
Spam is considered to be repetitive posting of the same text again and again or nonsensical posts that have no substance and are often designed to annoy other forum users. Bumping posts in order to keep them near the top of the list is also prohibited. Posts of this nature are not conducive to community spirit and are unwelcome.

Please stop bumping! You are constantly doing that and IT'S PROHIBITED!
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Com on February 18, 2007, 08:20:38 pm
There is a fine line between necrobumping and "use the damn search button"...I haven't figured out where that line is yet
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: LadyM on February 19, 2007, 05:04:56 am
The Spore team still reads the forum so your comments are important, the real comments, not the spam comments.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Celdur on February 19, 2007, 05:13:42 am
they watch you while your sleeping
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Hydromancerx on February 19, 2007, 05:34:33 am
they watch you while your sleeping

They know when your awake .....

So be good for goodness sake!!!  :o :o :o
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Luminar on February 19, 2007, 07:28:59 am
The gamer's life is really really great.
FOR SPORE.
I've got a fast connection, but I still have to wait.
FOR SPORE.
There's always a new site (FOR SPORE)
I browse all day and night (FOR SPORE)
It's like i'm speculating 'bout Will Wright...
......FOR SPORE!!!

The internet is for Spore!
The internet is for Spore!
I want info, more more more -
SPORE SPORE SPORE.
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: nurizeko on February 19, 2007, 08:31:22 am
Just noticed this thread, its cool if its will wright but I like to remain skeptical, like a good scientist.  :D

Its pretty cool when a dev or whatever is at least reading the community forums and stuff, Relic even has Buggo, a community liason person, and many THQ and Relic guys post now and then.

Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Gungnir on February 19, 2007, 09:55:54 am
I think it's useful for the devs in the beginning while they're still implementing ideas and adding stuff in gameplaywise. However, right now if they read it, it think it wouldn't be all that useful, I think that right now they're mainly just debugging.

Slightly off topic here,
I find it interesting that we seem to call him "mr wright" or just 'will wright", as opposed to will, or willy...yet all the HP fans I know call rowling "Jo"
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Hydromancerx on February 19, 2007, 04:28:55 pm
I think it's useful for the devs in the beginning while they're still implementing ideas and adding stuff in gameplaywise. However, right now if they read it, it think it wouldn't be all that useful, I think that right now they're mainly just debugging.

Slightly off topic here,
I find it interesting that we seem to call him "mr wright" or just 'will wright", as opposed to will, or willy...yet all the HP fans I know call rowling "Jo"

Don't compare us to HP fans ever again, or you will be banned like Bob was.

Who is Bob you ask? If you have to ask its already too late !!

<.<

>.>
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Luminar on February 19, 2007, 04:31:20 pm
He compared spore-lovers to harry potter fans?!
DESTROY THE HERETIC!! MAIM KILL BURN!
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: SpecialBrownies on February 19, 2007, 07:29:10 pm
Snape kills Dumbledore!
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Neon on February 19, 2007, 07:46:12 pm
Willosaur preys on Snape.

It's the Circle of Life.:D
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: Notorious B.O.B on February 22, 2007, 12:45:06 pm
I think it's useful for the devs in the beginning while they're still implementing ideas and adding stuff in gameplaywise. However, right now if they read it, it think it wouldn't be all that useful, I think that right now they're mainly just debugging.

Slightly off topic here,
I find it interesting that we seem to call him "mr wright" or just 'will wright", as opposed to will, or willy...yet all the HP fans I know call rowling "Jo"

Don't compare us to HP fans ever again, or you will be banned like Bob was.

Who is Bob you ask? If you have to ask its already too late !!

<.<

>.>

Hey, I wasn't banned!
Was I?
Title: Re: Vehicle and Alien Life news, direct from Will Wright
Post by: gec05 on February 22, 2007, 01:14:51 pm
Are you talking about Bob the Triagle? Cuz he's still here, I think he just went inactive.