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Title: Easter eggs
Post by: Satryghen on June 26, 2005, 03:44:35 pm
I was thinking about easter eggs (like the robots in SimEarth) and I was thinking of what type of things they could hide in Spore that might be kind of fun to find.  Well one of the things that I think would be entertaining is if Will hid Earth (or more appropriately the Sol System) somewhere in everyone's universe.  Just tucked away somewhere in the corner of each player's galaxy is Earth at the start of the tribal stages (giving you more time to mess with them) or maybe in the civ stage so you can hear them on the listening device.  Considering each player's galaxy has thousands of stars you could potentially never run into them.  I think it would be kind of fun, sort of like stumbling into the Sims.  Plus who doesn't want to blow Earth into tiny little pieces.

Anyone have any other ideas about entertaining little easter eggs that could be fun to have hidden throughout the universe in Spore?

-Satryghen
Title: Re: An easter egg idea
Post by: Silver_Kiwi on June 26, 2005, 04:50:37 pm
I think that has been mentioned a couple times around these boards, but I still think it would be pretty cool...;)
Hmm, in the way of other easter eggs...
Maybe pre-scripted mutations taking place if your creatures do certain things...

Hmm, random thought...
Maybe this game will have a sort of 'ultimate' technologies, but you could only research one.
Like in alpha centauri, where you end the game by becoming proto-humans.
Maybe you could end spore by moving past corporeal bodies...? Perhaps an ultimate doomsday device (hey, I can still hope for one...;) )

lol, crazy ideas, but it would be pretty cool to see after like 500+ hours of play...  :D

Title: Re: An easter egg idea
Post by: Golgrig on June 26, 2005, 05:43:11 pm
going transend was my favorite victory other than conquer or economic


Title: Re: An easter egg idea
Post by: Oviraptor on June 26, 2005, 05:46:14 pm
Either Will's planet from the demo, or a world of Carebears.
Title: Re: An easter egg idea
Post by: happydan20 on June 26, 2005, 06:14:00 pm
I think the most obvious ones would be guest creations.

Just get someone famous and let them play with the editor, since it is a pc game first and foremost i think it would be a great idea for "cheat codes."

Personally I want to see things from sim city such as llama references and so forth.
Title: Re: An easter egg idea
Post by: Oviraptor on June 26, 2005, 06:15:39 pm
I think the most obvious ones would be guest creations.

Just get someone famous and let them play with the editor, since it is a pc game first and foremost i think it would be a great idea for "cheat codes."

Personally I want to see things from sim city such as llama references and so forth.

Haha... Llamas with broccoli buildings!
Title: Re: An easter egg idea
Post by: Areku on June 26, 2005, 08:34:25 pm
I was thinking about easter eggs (like the robots in SimEarth) and I was thinking of what type of things they could hide in Spore that might be kind of fun to find. Well one of the things that I think would be entertaining is if Will hid Earth (or more appropriately the Sol System) somewhere in everyone's universe. Just tucked away somewhere in the corner of each player's galaxy is Earth at the start of the tribal stages (giving you more time to mess with them) or maybe in the civ stage so you can hear them on the listening device. Considering each player's galaxy has thousands of stars you could potentially never run into them. I think it would be kind of fun, sort of like stumbling into the Sims. Plus who doesn't want to blow Earth into tiny little pieces.

Anyone have any other ideas about entertaining little easter eggs that could be fun to have hidden throughout the universe in Spore?

-Satryghen


wow...indeed that would be pretty cool, it could have all the continents all the same planets etc. heh I would have fun with that  :D
Title: Re: An easter egg idea
Post by: BobFromReboot on June 26, 2005, 09:45:12 pm
I was thinking about easter eggs (like the robots in SimEarth) and I was thinking of what type of things they could hide in Spore that might be kind of fun to find.  Well one of the things that I think would be entertaining is if Will hid Earth (or more appropriately the Sol System) somewhere in everyone's universe.  Just tucked away somewhere in the corner of each player's galaxy is Earth at the start of the tribal stages (giving you more time to mess with them) or maybe in the civ stage so you can hear them on the listening device.  Considering each player's galaxy has thousands of stars you could potentially never run into them.  I think it would be kind of fun, sort of like stumbling into the Sims.  Plus who doesn't want to blow Earth into tiny little pieces.

Anyone have any other ideas about entertaining little easter eggs that could be fun to have hidden throughout the universe in Spore?

-Satryghen


Idea theft!
Title: Re: An easter egg idea
Post by: Doomsday on June 26, 2005, 09:46:35 pm
I would like to see Sol System... but different from the real world... maybe have Cats be dominant on earth or Mars be inhabited and Earth dead.
Title: Re: An easter egg idea
Post by: Behumat on July 02, 2005, 03:33:37 pm
MONKIES!!! WITH GUNS!!! And cute little civil war outfits, perpetually waging war on themselves. Ahhhh, the entertainment never ends.....at least not until I blow up their planet. :'(
Title: Re: An easter egg idea
Post by: Lord Janos on July 02, 2005, 03:39:29 pm
I would like to see Sol System... but different from the real world... maybe have Cats be dominant on earth or Mars be inhabited and Earth dead.

Yeah!  Who doesn't love cats.  They could make a world inhabited by living Aerises!  This is Aeris for those who don't know:

(http://img250.imageshack.us/img250/9338/aeris25ip.png) (http://www.imageshack.us)
Title: Re: An easter egg idea
Post by: Evil Overlord on July 02, 2005, 06:43:08 pm
I would like to see Sol System... but different from the real world... maybe have Cats be dominant on earth or Mars be inhabited and Earth dead.

Yeah! Who doesn't love cats. They could make a world inhabited by living Aerises! This is Aeris for those who don't know:

(http://img250.imageshack.us/img250/9338/aeris25ip.png) (http://www.imageshack.us)

I hate cats though that might be because my families "pet" cat is actually a feral tomcat!
Title: Re: An easter egg idea
Post by: Lord Janos on July 03, 2005, 08:42:31 am
I'll pretend i didn't see that.  Everyone loves cats!
Title: Re: An easter egg idea
Post by: jarnomiedema on July 04, 2005, 05:31:56 am
going transend was my favorite victory other than conquer or economic

That was a good victory, but it took too long.. Usually I had already conquered half the world or more before finally going transcend..

What an amazing game that was.. Good times.. *sniff*

Anyhoo.. As far as eastereggs are concerned: the Earth idea sounds amazing and even plausible.. I'm not very good at coming up with these things, so I couldn't help you there..
Title: Re: An easter egg idea
Post by: Sparr on July 04, 2005, 08:35:39 am
Most likely you'll find a tiny planet that will load up one city from SimCity4, or a neighborhood from the Sims 2 onto it.
Title: Re: An easter egg idea
Post by: Behumat on July 06, 2005, 12:13:26 am
Mmmmm, robots. I'd nuke ALL my cities if I could get robots.
(http://www.fallout3.phx.pl/obrazki/render/ft_pipboy04.jpg)
Title: Re: An easter egg idea
Post by: Cool AN on July 06, 2005, 04:09:46 am
How about a plant full of apes and then when you zoom in you see the statue of liberty and a guy standing some 50 meters away from it hitting the ground?
Title: Re: An easter egg idea
Post by: BobFromReboot on July 06, 2005, 07:28:06 am
Haha that would be funny!
Title: Re: An easter egg idea
Post by: Legodragonxp on July 06, 2005, 09:29:02 am
I'm guessing there will be a ton spoofs on sci-fi movies

-A derilict ship on planet LV-426 (Alien)
-A statue of liberty on a planet of apes (mentioned earlier)
-A planet of creatures like you but extremely tiny (Twilight Zone)
-A City on a planet that is acutally a giant creature (Far Point Station - Star Trek)
-A forest moon fullof little teddy bear creatures (Ewoks, Star Wars)
-A desert planet located farthest away from the bright center of the universe (Tatoonie- SW)
-A deathstar under construction
-A ringworld
-A blackhole with a spaceship orbiting is (The Black Hole - Disney)
-A llama world
-A sim planet
-A moon with an apollo lander on it
-Veger 6 (Star Trek 1)
-Monoliths (2001) scattered about - It'll become a type of treasure hunt
-A red planet with NASA probes on it (and in it ... oops)
-The Predator home world
-Darwin 4 (Wayne Barlowe book)


I'm sure there will be more
-Lego
Title: Re: An easter egg idea
Post by: Jecrell on July 06, 2005, 01:41:28 pm
Mmmmm, robots. I'd nuke ALL my cities if I could get robots.
(http://www.fallout3.phx.pl/obrazki/render/ft_pipboy04.jpg)

Fallout!
An absolute spoof of Dr. Strangelove even!
Title: Re: An easter egg idea
Post by: sgore on July 06, 2005, 07:14:39 pm
Knowing maxis, if they were to make a diffrent species be the domonent one on the earth it would be llamas. They almost always have some sort of nod off to llamas...
Title: Re: An easter egg idea
Post by: Deep Lee on July 06, 2005, 08:45:31 pm
yeah I remember llamas were all over simcity 2000. They definitely need a llama planet. Maybe populate the earth clone with llamas instead of people.
Title: Re: An easter egg idea
Post by: Dauntless on July 10, 2005, 04:24:31 pm
How about this....a planet FULL of Jar Jar Binks'? And whenever your in orbit, you constantly hear the annoying drone of them all going "Me'sa!" and whatever else he tends to say....you wouldn't be able to blow up the planet, because the annoying noises would make you flee straight away! ;D

Well, the dark side of the eggs aside, I'd like to run into a solar system like the Sun's, having all 9 planets, near enough like as in real life :) Only one though, 1) to add to the fun of finding it and 2) I prefer totally unique Star Systems, and wouldn't like running into multiple Sun's  :D
Title: Re: An easter egg idea
Post by: Hydromancerx on January 30, 2006, 04:31:51 am
I like the hidden Earth idea. Also a willosaurs planet would be cool.
Title: Re: An easter egg idea
Post by: huggkruka on January 30, 2006, 04:34:22 am
Why is that cowboy-guy dressed in Swedish colours. I take offence!
Title: Re: An easter egg idea
Post by: Hydromancerx on January 30, 2006, 04:36:26 am
Why is that cowboy-guy dressed in Swedish colours. I take offence!

Becuse all the Polish and Canadians cowboys were already blown up?
Title: Re: An easter egg idea
Post by: huggkruka on January 30, 2006, 08:48:11 am
Well, if they keep doing that, it's no wonder. Poor cowboys.

Oops, thread hi-jacking. Please, continue whatever debate you were having.
Title: Re: An easter egg idea
Post by: Deep Lee on January 30, 2006, 12:47:58 pm
this thread has been dead since July 10th. Hijack away.
Title: Re: An easter egg idea
Post by: happydan20 on January 30, 2006, 07:00:21 pm
how do you hijack a dead thread?  I never understood thread necromany and why its frowned upon.  Odds are we know just as much now as we did then lol :o
Title: Re: An easter egg idea
Post by: Golgrig on January 30, 2006, 07:41:37 pm
looks like Hydromancerx (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?action=profile;u=370) is trying to bring up the level of conversation on the board by bringing up hold but interesting threads

heres an easter egg for you....
stars in the sky are made to look like will wright.
or that satelite galaxy is in the shape of a llama.

which ones that dad?
we call it Will's star in the constellation Genius.
Title: Re: An easter egg idea
Post by: vbGamer on January 31, 2006, 06:57:30 pm
Maybe a "procedural voice" saying, "We demand more polygons!" (from SimLife's "We demand more pixels!" text). I remember when I first read that, I thought it was the programmer's way of saying, "You need a better computer!". A Llama planet definately should be in the game. The llama is virtually Maxis' mascot.
Title: Re: An easter egg idea
Post by: Hydromancerx on January 31, 2006, 07:44:33 pm
Maybe a "procedural voice" saying, "We demand more polygons!" (from SimLife's "We demand more pixels!" text). I remember when I first read that, I thought it was the programmer's way of saying, "You need a better computer!". A Llama planet definately should be in the game. The llama is virtually Maxis' mascot.

Don't forget SimLife's petrified llama droppings.
Title: Re: An easter egg idea
Post by: xnodas on January 31, 2006, 08:08:30 pm
i love looking for easter eggs in games.  easter eggs are the best parts about some games just because they make you play them to find them all. 

as for what kind of easter egg would be fun to find i think the world of pokemon would be fun, that way you can let lose your carnivores to rip them all to sherds, or finding the convenant home world and having them follow your UFO back to your home world and destroying your planet.
Title: Re: An easter egg idea
Post by: Evil Lil Spore on February 22, 2006, 01:04:32 pm
Ferocious carebears on earth, eating all the humans.
Title: Re: An easter egg idea
Post by: Genusaus on February 22, 2006, 01:44:34 pm
No, Earth will be populated by Llama-Riding Will Wrights.
Title: Re: An easter egg idea
Post by: Elyas on February 22, 2006, 02:13:06 pm
I think that the funniest easter eggs would be when you are searching using the SETI-like signal.  The radio tranmissions you could receive could be really funny.  Can you imagine if you were using that over a planet and you heard something like, "Nobody here but us chickens!"
Title: Re: An easter egg idea
Post by: Spriggand on February 22, 2006, 03:31:33 pm
No, Earth will be populated by Llama-Riding Will Wrights.

Maaaa! Um... Maaaaa! Um... Maaaaa! Um... Maaaa!

Ferocious!
Title: Re: An easter egg idea
Post by: SumGI on February 22, 2006, 03:36:06 pm
I've said it before,and I'll say it a milleon more times! 

Space Whales Easter Egg
Title: Re: An easter egg idea
Post by: Vivec on February 22, 2006, 05:11:54 pm
Maybe Will Wright will visit your planet, and I'm sure one of the developers will make a star constellation saying something.

Constellations could look completely different from a different point of view, though.
Title: Re: An easter egg idea
Post by: Chickenman297 on February 22, 2006, 05:19:47 pm
Can you imagine if you were using that over a planet and you heard something like, "Nobody here but us chickens!"

<---- :-\ ... Thats right.  Move along... nothing to see here ;) ;D

Title: Re: An easter egg idea
Post by: Lambsquirter on February 23, 2006, 05:20:38 am
I reckon a highly evolved lizard will be better!
Title: Re: An easter egg idea
Post by: MorgothTheEnemy on February 23, 2006, 09:02:05 am
I'm guessing there will be a ton spoofs on sci-fi movies

-A derilict ship on planet LV-426 (Alien)
-A statue of liberty on a planet of apes (mentioned earlier)
-A planet of creatures like you but extremely tiny (Twilight Zone)
-A City on a planet that is acutally a giant creature (Far Point Station - Star Trek)
-A forest moon fullof little teddy bear creatures (Ewoks, Star Wars)
-A desert planet located farthest away from the bright center of the universe (Tatoonie- SW)
-A deathstar under construction
-A ringworld
-A blackhole with a spaceship orbiting is (The Black Hole - Disney)
-A llama world
-A sim planet
-A moon with an apollo lander on it
-Veger 6 (Star Trek 1)
-Monoliths (2001) scattered about - It'll become a type of treasure hunt
-A red planet with NASA probes on it (and in it ... oops)
-The Predator home world
-Darwin 4 (Wayne Barlowe book)


I'm sure there will be more
-Lego

This reminds me of an old playstation game called Tail Of The Sun. It was made by a company called artdink and it was where you were a village of cavemen and everytime you died you switched to a different cave person. Each had different stats and all had different faces. As you progressed in the game your society evolved henceforth obtaining better weapons and huts. The game pretty much revolved around you exploring this world filled with lots of nasty creatures. It was like a whole world and you could go to one end and come out at the other. It had lots of easter eggs like. Stone facial features lying about. Another village of people. Dinosaur bones. A dead alien, penguins, white mammoths, and other weird things. The game was actually pretty addicting and sometimes, even a little freaky.
Title: Re: An easter egg idea
Post by: GrrrArrgh on February 23, 2006, 10:53:52 am
I totally remember that game, still have it too. I never did finish it though, think the ultimate goal was to build some sort of tower out of mammoth bones. But I do remember having to run around hunting and gathering food and stuff, and finding little secret hidden caves and advancing the tribe through various ages. I also remember how I'd run my dude around until he collapsed from exhaustion and was forced to sleep, often just before approaching a steep hill so he'd go sliding down into some lake or ocean and drown.
Title: Re: An easter egg idea
Post by: Samog on February 23, 2006, 11:13:40 am
I remember that game! I never figured out how to do anything, and nothing ever happened, but I remember it!
Title: Re: An easter egg idea
Post by: MorgothTheEnemy on February 23, 2006, 04:30:37 pm
I totally remember that game, still have it too. I never did finish it though, think the ultimate goal was to build some sort of tower out of mammoth bones. But I do remember having to run around hunting and gathering food and stuff, and finding little secret hidden caves and advancing the tribe through various ages. I also remember how I'd run my dude around until he collapsed from exhaustion and was forced to sleep, often just before approaching a steep hill so he'd go sliding down into some lake or ocean and drown.

Holy crap, so true.

I still have the game too
Title: Easter eggs
Post by: Tesla on June 28, 2006, 04:57:03 am
Let's discuss Easter eggs in spore, and what there should be, not just for special days, but for one thing I would love to be driving around in space and find our system, and go to Earth and find humans. Now THAT would rock.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: SpaceOddity on June 28, 2006, 05:05:34 am
One could argue that the space game is one big place filled with easter eggs planted by other players. ;D I have high expectations of you guys....
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: slugfly on June 28, 2006, 05:20:42 am
I agree with you that the game in itself is geared towards discovering cool stuff.

But I also agree (and along with many others I have thought before) that it would be awesome if Maxis made something as close to Earth as the game constraints would allow and plunked it into some obscure and underpopulated area of the universe.

Other cool easter eggs:

The Willosaur Planet (you KNOW that's gonna be in there somewhere)
Llama Planet (you can be pretty certain on this one... although it's not a guarantee)

hmm... well I'm fresh out of easy ones...
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Daxx on June 28, 2006, 05:24:41 am
Please, please (http://gamingsteve.com/blab/Themes/default/images/english/search.gif). There must be at least 4 or 5 threads about this.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Uroboros on June 28, 2006, 05:51:01 am
Please, please (http://gamingsteve.com/blab/Themes/default/images/english/search.gif). There must be at least 4 or 5 threads about this.
This is the first one centered around easter eggs, rather than being a side-topic in someone elses thread. The nearest thing to it is the minigames thread, but easter eggs and minigames are different things. Given the number of "Poll : Spore vs Sims" "Poll : Which phase is best?" "Poll : Which phase do you hate?" "Poll : Is Spore going to be good?" "Poll : Is spore better than sliced bread?" style threads, this is a welcome one. If we have to necrobump long threads just to pick up subjects that were discussed before, it means a lot of reading back, and its not really necessary and barely considered excessive clutter. At least not to me. Unless of course all the old easter egg threads were on the second page of the search..    >.>

As for the topic, whenever I think of easter eggs, I always think of the 'special encounters' in Fallout 2.
I guess it would be funny to randomly intercept TV signals from other species who arent yet too advanced (the equiv of that snippet of hitlers speech). Or better yet, a communication from a distraught alien species, perhaps a very advanced space-age one, who says nothing more than :
"NO! I JUST LOST THE GAME!"

If you dont know what "the game" is, the rules are simple : Dont think about "the game".
When you do, you lose. You are winning if you hold the longest record. This is another one of those internet meme things, and its kinda surprising how many people are in on it, just for the sake of it.
Therefore, that little easter egg is evil :D
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Chickenman297 on June 28, 2006, 06:00:27 am
Lets not forget the planet of Robinwilliamosaurs :D :o :o
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Daxx on June 28, 2006, 06:04:05 am
Please, please (http://gamingsteve.com/blab/Themes/default/images/english/search.gif). There must be at least 4 or 5 threads about this.
This is the first one centered around easter eggs, rather than being a side-topic in someone elses thread. The nearest thing to it is the minigames thread,
Did you use the search button?

A search for "easter egg" turns this thread (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=815.0) as the first result (barring this thread, of course). There are others further down.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Beatnuki on June 28, 2006, 06:09:12 am
A planet of SimAnts or Will Wrights might be interesting.

Or, like those statues on Easter Island.....those odd heads could be distributed on some ancient planets, only with Will's glasses on them too.

Hmmm.....it's been mentioned before that flyby UFOs in earlier stages could be a rare easter egg, I'm quite looking forward to that one if it makes it in.

Also, perhaps some of the tradeable commodities found on alien planets could be copies of The Sims or SimCity 4.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: ollj on June 28, 2006, 06:19:42 am
I did some earth views in spore style in 3dsmax with same height exaggerations and city sizes. It just wont look good.
A city would be as big as australia, North America barely fits 2 cities, Europe just does not have enough space to place any decent city on it west of russia, England, Japan and middle america would barely be visible at all and east asia just has too many way too high "hills" in that style to be able to move anywere. Polar ice also looks uncanny.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Chickenman297 on June 28, 2006, 06:25:22 am
I did some earth views in spore style in 3dsmax with same height exaggerations and city sizes. It just wont look good.
A city would be as big as australia, North America barely fits 2 cities, Europe just does not have enough space to place any decent city on it west of russia, England would barely be visible at all and east asia just has too many way too high "hills" in that style to be able to move anywere.
I remember in Sim City 4 there was an Earth map going around.  This thing was huge with loads of building regions, but still lacked the resolution to be anywhere near realistic.  I would love to see an Earth in Spore simply for the thrill of discovering it (or I would build one for the thrill of making it).  It doesn't matter if it has much playability :)

Where did you find those views?
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Uroboros on June 28, 2006, 06:26:42 am
Yes, and what I saw was :
Quote
26-06-2005, 21:44:35
Which is a necrobump unless you open the thread and see people have posted in it more recently, as in February recently. Thing is, I dont ever recall seeing that thread pass me by in an active manner either, so was assumed dead. Topics are only truly considered duplicates when there are other active threads on it, or if the topic keeps appearing in a frequent manner. February was a few months ago. :P
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Tesla on June 28, 2006, 06:29:48 am
how cool would it be to find earth and blow it up?
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Daxx on June 28, 2006, 06:36:53 am
Yes, and what I saw was :
Quote
26-06-2005, 21:44:35
Which is a necrobump unless you open the thread and see people have posted in it more recently, as in February recently. Thing is, I dont ever recall seeing that thread pass me by in an active manner either, so was assumed dead. Topics are only truly considered duplicates when there are other active threads on it, or if the topic keeps appearing in a frequent manner. February was a few months ago. :P

What's the problem with posting in that thread? It's much preferable to post in an old topic than a new one.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Uroboros on June 28, 2006, 06:50:09 am
What's the problem with posting in that thread? It's much preferable to post in an old topic than a new one.
More to the point, whats the problem with making a new thread when the other one was old enough to miss? It was overlooked, and if necessary the threads can be merged. I guess we're just chewwing the fat, really.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Daxx on June 28, 2006, 06:57:54 am
What's the problem with posting in that thread? It's much preferable to post in an old topic than a new one.
More to the point, whats the problem with making a new thread when the other one was old enough to miss? It was overlooked, and if necessary the threads can be merged. I guess we're just chewwing the fat, really.

Well, partly, it's just polite. We don't want to overwork the mods, do we? However, it's mostly because the previous discussion will now be overlooked. There were some ideas there that were good (and some are being repeated), and in ignoring the previous discussion we're missing out on those good ideas.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Tesla on June 28, 2006, 06:59:47 am
I appear to have made an oopsy.  :(
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: LadyM on June 28, 2006, 08:12:16 am
I appear to have made an oopsy.  :(

No worries,the old one was 22 pages back... how about I merge them, ;)
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Tesla on June 28, 2006, 08:29:09 am
Yay thanks LadyM
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: OMalley on June 28, 2006, 08:38:33 am
In reference to the earth idea, instead of it being put in a pseudo-random area as slugfly suggested, you could get a random message (thanks for giving me idea Uroboros) where they mention, for example, a insignificant blue-green planet in the western spiral arm of the galaxy with ape-descended life forms and joke about how the apes love digital watches, or a more serious one, where they talk about eddies in the space-time continuum in sector ZZ plural Z alpha. Sorry for 2 references to same series but i havent slept for the past 2 days except for a half hour where i was close to sleep yesterday, so it's the best I can think of.

You'd get random messages every now and then if you bought a special receiver that can be activated and deactivated at any time, the easter egg messages would only be 3% of all messages you receive, and all messages would have coordinates, and the easter egg coordinates would be the easter egg planet. The messages could be anything from high government-level messages to a letter to mom thanking her for the cookies she sent.


Oh and I thought of another one, another random message talking about how the Spacing Guild relies too much on melange, which would lead to a desert planet called Arrakis.

Sorry for sounding like one of those people that think Spore will be perfect, i'm just throwing out a idea of mine.

Thanks slugfly and Uroboros for giving me this idea.
I'll revise this when i finally get some sleep.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Tesla on June 28, 2006, 08:57:46 am
You must really like THG2TG
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: OMalley on June 28, 2006, 09:26:15 am
Nahh, I just retain stuff REALLY well. Dune is actually interesting, with the spice worms and the politics and the melange and all of it.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: ProfPendragon on June 28, 2006, 09:51:18 am
Homage planets would be interesting, but they might run into some copyright problems. There's a fine line between paying tribute to someone and ripping them off, at least as far as lawyers are conserned. 

I think I once talked about having a planet with the Maxis logo carved into the side of it, or maybe even the face of WW.  Oooh, or maybe even a burned-out star with some old planets around it that used to be home to an ancient civilization.  You could reover their technology-- or perhaps even their DNA. 

*snicker* Maybe type in 'fund' for some extra DNA points.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: ChristianSkunk on June 28, 2006, 01:07:06 pm
Easter eggs...  Dyson spheres, ringworlds, something interesting at the center of the galaxy...  Derelict spacecraft, ruined civs...  Things like that.

Oh...  This may be more of a mini-game, but what about an Infosphere.  You have to destroy it, and doing so gives you all tools/weapons, etc.  Maybe some too that you can't get otherwise.  The trouble is with finding it...  Look for destroyed planets... find a flying brain and follow it...
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: slugfly on June 28, 2006, 09:18:47 pm
a SimAnt planet would be great too...

I suspect that except for the Willosaurs, llamas and humans, anything else wouldn't carry the immediate recognization needed for easter eggs.  But I do suspect that Maxis will include all sorts of nifty surprises which (because we may not make associations with them) wouldn't quite fit under the category of easter eggs.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: ChristianSkunk on June 28, 2006, 09:24:00 pm
I haven't played anything but the Sims and a couple SimCities, so I don't know how those or other Sim*s would work as easter eggs.  However I do remember WW saying what a fan of Sci-Fi he is, so I have big hopes for finding some really weird stuff.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Full_Metal on June 28, 2006, 09:51:15 pm
I was just thinking about how maxis sneaks llamas into all their games, so I'm suspecting there'll be a planet of llamas. Say, four species of llamas grazing on a mountainous planet with no predators.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: SmileyMan on June 29, 2006, 07:01:26 am
A planet looking like Earth with dinosaurs.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Uroboros on June 29, 2006, 08:55:16 am
A planet looking like Earth with dinosaurs.
A planet called Earth, that looks like a wasteland with massive far-reaching dead dust-covered cities, and the only life there are large, somewhat mutated cockroaches. Perhaps with a hidden base someplace that when broken down with a few blasts of laser, reveals one of the UFO upgrades, perhaps part of the planet-buster.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: ChristianSkunk on June 29, 2006, 09:42:44 am
A planet called Earth, that looks like a wasteland with massive far-reaching dead dust-covered cities, and the only life there are large, somewhat mutated cockroaches. Perhaps with a hidden base someplace that when broken down with a few blasts of laser, reveals one of the UFO upgrades, perhaps part of the planet-buster.

 :D Hah!  Genius!  I love it!
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: MorgothTheEnemy on June 29, 2006, 10:46:48 am
Or a giant galactic super technology civilization. Which is more likely than cockroaches.

I hate when people say that we'll destroy ourselves

But if would be in there it would come in 34567 versions because everyone had to try their hands at it.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: SmileyMan on June 29, 2006, 11:18:46 am
A planet looking like Earth with dinosaurs.
A planet called Earth, that looks like a wasteland with massive far-reaching dead dust-covered cities, and the only life there are large, somewhat mutated cockroaches. Perhaps with a hidden base someplace that when broken down with a few blasts of laser, reveals one of the UFO upgrades, perhaps part of the planet-buster.

Oh yeah :D And the U.F.O. will pick a sample of bird flu up, and bring it back to its homeplanet, which will destroy the entire civilizations.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: xirtap on June 29, 2006, 12:22:53 pm
If I found Earth I'd probably pull the end scene from Close Encounters of the Third Kind or place a monolith on the moon(Of course depending on the state of Earth. If it is populated by monkeys, I'll first place a monolith on Earth, then the moon).
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: 762 on June 29, 2006, 12:35:44 pm
If I found Earth I'd probably pull the end scene from Close Encounters of the Third Kind or place a monolith on the moon(Of course depending on the state of Earth. If it is populated by monkeys, I'll first place a monolith on Earth, then the moon).

Not a bad idea. Personally, I would terraform the moon and make a very powerful and aggressive creature on it, then uplift them. The humans and giant killing things would have to have a tech race so that they could colonize the other's planet. Then you ally with the winner.

That would be cool. ;D
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Lange on June 29, 2006, 03:24:45 pm
Metting humans would be kind of fan i think
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Axelgear on June 29, 2006, 04:05:19 pm
It would be neat to see a world ruled by giant 'roaches. The world would be windswept, desolated by some ancient nuclear war. And of course, Charlton Heston would be kneeling at a half-destroyed statue yelling "YOU MANIACS!"
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Beatnuki on July 02, 2006, 07:41:05 am
Hmmm.....

Perhaps there will be one planet with an odd building on it. If the player enters this dark and foreboding strusture (which is, through some coscmis coincidence, just big enough to house the UFO), he'll come fact to face with......

...a Sims 1-era sim (blocky head and hands, no facial expressions etc.) sitting down with a newspaper, who will then look at you and mutter something in Simlish.

You could either leave him alone, abduct him for genetic manipulation/to trade to other colonies, or blast him to goo.

Do the latter, and the com window for interplanetary communications opens up and an incredibly realistically rendered Will Wright yells, with his actual recorded voice specially for this purpose, "What's your freakin' problem with the Sims?!"


Actually, an easter egg where a smiliar Will communication is opened where he thanks you for playing Spore might be nice.  ;D
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Uroboros on July 02, 2006, 08:12:51 am
A communication from WW wearing a tinfoil hat and spring-eyed joke glasses would make my day.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Axelgear on July 02, 2006, 10:41:17 am
And he'd have to have a Super Soaker in his hand and coat-hangers over him.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: tinfoil on July 05, 2006, 06:42:01 pm
Obviously planets from Futurama.
-Omicron perci 8
or other stuff like that
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: drgamer on July 05, 2006, 06:51:24 pm
It can't be the name exactly, or they'd get sued
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Aegis on July 05, 2006, 06:55:15 pm
Personally, I like the idea of Earth being seeded into everyone's universe the most.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Axelgear on July 05, 2006, 07:09:41 pm
If you make your creature distinctly male or female, aren't you commanding a race of homosexuals? I dunno, just would seem... Odd to have to definitively male or female creatures breeding to produce children...
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Aybraus on July 05, 2006, 07:12:02 pm
I think having a Llama give a tutorial would be suitable.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: gutwrencher89 on July 05, 2006, 09:34:07 pm
They should have an event where your UFO has some kind of problem and winds up crashing on a strange planet.  The planet is inhabited by intelligent, talking monkeys with guns, cities, etc. There are also humans on the planet, but they are incapable of speech.  When your UFO crashes there, the monkeys take the pilot prisoner.  Your creature manages a daring escape which uncovers evidence that the humans on the planet were once in control.  Your creature rides off on a sandy beach, only to stumble upon the ruins of the Statue of Liberty, half-engulfed by the sand and ravaged by nature.  Understanding that the planet he is on is Earth, your creature pounds the sand, shouting that "they blew it up" and "damns them all to hell".  Your creature then goes to a subterranean cave and detonates a nuclear device, destroying the planet and himself.


But seriously, Earth would be pretty cool to find, and the creature in control should be like humans...or monkeys...i'll stop now.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Axelgear on July 05, 2006, 10:58:01 pm
They should have an event where your UFO has some kind of problem and winds up crashing on a strange planet.  The planet is inhabited by intelligent, talking monkeys with guns, cities, etc. There are also humans on the planet, but they are incapable of speech.  When your UFO crashes there, the monkeys take the pilot prisoner.  Your creature manages a daring escape which uncovers evidence that the humans on the planet were once in control.  Your creature rides off on a sandy beach, only to stumble upon the ruins of the Statue of Liberty, half-engulfed by the sand and ravaged by nature.  Understanding that the planet he is on is Earth, your creature pounds the sand, shouting that "they blew it up" and "damns them all to hell".  Your creature then goes to a subterranean cave and detonates a nuclear device, destroying the planet and himself.

(http://www.tvacres.com/images/apes_planet.jpg)

But seriously, Earth would be pretty cool to find, and the creature in control should be like humans...or monkeys...i'll stop now.
It would be neat to see a world ruled by giant 'roaches. The world would be windswept, desolated by some ancient nuclear war. And of course, Charlton Heston would be kneeling at a half-destroyed statue yelling "YOU MANIACS!"
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: gutwrencher89 on July 06, 2006, 06:37:03 am
They should have an event where your UFO has some kind of problem and winds up crashing on a strange planet.  The planet is inhabited by intelligent, talking monkeys with guns, cities, etc. There are also humans on the planet, but they are incapable of speech.  When your UFO crashes there, the monkeys take the pilot prisoner.  Your creature manages a daring escape which uncovers evidence that the humans on the planet were once in control.  Your creature rides off on a sandy beach, only to stumble upon the ruins of the Statue of Liberty, half-engulfed by the sand and ravaged by nature.  Understanding that the planet he is on is Earth, your creature pounds the sand, shouting that "they blew it up" and "damns them all to hell".  Your creature then goes to a subterranean cave and detonates a nuclear device, destroying the planet and himself.

But seriously, Earth would be pretty cool to find, and the creature in control should be like humans...or monkeys...i'll stop now.
It would be neat to see a world ruled by giant 'roaches. The world would be windswept, desolated by some ancient nuclear war. And of course, Charlton Heston would be kneeling at a half-destroyed statue yelling "YOU MANIACS!"

Wow...I didn't even notice that...  ???  Now I feel like a copycat...
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: xnodas on July 06, 2006, 07:13:47 am
Apparently there are going to be easter egg upgrades as it looks like from the demo from E3. 
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Axelgear on July 06, 2006, 07:24:45 am
It WOULD be nice if every now and then, once a week maybe, the Spore team threw a new item, planet, etc. into the breach. We may find it, we may not, but it'd be nice to know it's out there.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Slife on July 06, 2006, 05:43:31 pm
An old, broken down UFO.  It's abandoned and unarmed.  It's shaped like a big blue box, with alien lettering on the top.  You can try to salvage a chameleon circuit from it, but it's faulty.
Title: Content Anomalies - Little Things That Can Add Mystery/Wonder to Spore...
Post by: google_video_fan on August 01, 2006, 11:05:32 pm
You may refer to them as easter eggs, quirks, twists, the-work-of-bored-programmers, or anomalies, but regardless of their name, they add a whole new layer to the gameplay experience.

Case in point: The Sims (1,2). Easter eggs added a tremendous amount to the atmosphere of the game. From the haunting spiritual allure of the grim-reaper and ghosts visiting at night, to the feeling of wonder whenever my Sim was abducted by a UFO; these little things did alot! They must have taken just under an hour from conception to graphic design and finally to programming.

So here's what I'm hoping Spore will have:

Impossible Creatures
: Not just your standard dragons, trolls, and such, but creatures that defy the skill constraints of the creature editor. A mix between the Twilight Zone and pure eeriness. Example: http://www.cshobbies.com/images/gremlin.jpg. A slightly abnormal ape-figure (very possible to create) that can fly at will without wings or any propellant [Gremlin from The Twilight Zone].

UFOs: Goes without saying. But it's timing is crucial. There's really no point in having a UFO visit during the Space stage. These should visit during the creature or tribal stage.

Ruins: This would only be present on planets made by the computer, in other words, planets with an unknown history (whereas your homeplanet started for the most part with you). They would perhaps introduce technologies or other material goods, as well as provide a sense of history and substance.

Space Anomalies: Pulsars, quasars, supermassive black-holes, and such. They can be entirely graphic, but their presence will give way to a feeling of complexity and inferiority.

Creature Sightings:
This would be similar to UFOs and Impossible Creatures, but instead, slow-witted creatures would be randomly seen partaking in intelligent activties. Example: a lowly lizard living in a hut...

Well, that's enough of what I want. What about you?



Title: Re: Content Anomalies - Little Things That Can Add Mystery/Wonder to Spore...
Post by: Kratok on August 01, 2006, 11:19:37 pm
Godly Creatures: Large behemoths able to crush even trees in one step,leaving plantlife/ destruction under there footprints.
Title: Re: Content Anomalies - Little Things That Can Add Mystery/Wonder to Spore...
Post by: Protoavis on August 01, 2006, 11:40:56 pm
UFO's will be visiting during creature...dont know about tribal *shrug*

depending of what exactly tribal and civilisation involve....it'd be kinda spiffy if the species made discoveries like planets in the solar system. I'm imagining you wont really have a clue on the first play through so it'd be exciting getting little bits of info like that.
Title: Re: Content Anomalies - Little Things That Can Add Mystery/Wonder to Spore...
Post by: Huckbuck on August 02, 2006, 01:10:42 am
Monoliths I know this is in a way in the game allready, but i think you should be able to find monoliths on your homeplanet in the creature / tribal stage, and depending on your creatures personality they interact with it in different manners. For example, a religious race may start worship the monolith, and the U.F.O who dropped it. And perhaps your species evolves faster with the presence of a monolith.
Title: Re: Content Anomalies - Little Things That Can Add Mystery/Wonder to Spore...
Post by: ChristianSkunk on August 02, 2006, 09:00:59 am
Black holes are confirmed.  Will said part of all this was his fascination with the Hubble pictures, and he seems to me to really enjoy space.  I can't believe he'd leave out interesting things.  He also said that they would have gameplay value.
Title: Re: Content Anomalies - Little Things That Can Add Mystery/Wonder to Spore...
Post by: Daxx on August 02, 2006, 10:58:50 am
We already have a large Easter Egg thread.
Title: Re: Content Anomalies - Little Things That Can Add Mystery/Wonder to Spore...
Post by: Lebeke1 on August 02, 2006, 11:15:54 am
Ah... the gremlin. That episode is a classic, one of the best twilight zone episodes ever, if not one of the best episodes of any series ever. I prefer this kind of gremlin though - (http://home.tiscali.nl/remindcreations.com/gremlin.jpg)
Title: Re: Content Anomalies - Little Things That Can Add Mystery/Wonder to Spore...
Post by: Lebeke1 on August 02, 2006, 11:19:39 am
You may refer to them as easter eggs, quirks, twists, the-work-of-bored-programmers, or anomalies, but regardless of their name, they add a whole new layer to the gameplay experience.

Case in point: The Sims (1,2). Easter eggs added a tremendous amount to the atmosphere of the game. From the haunting spiritual allure of the grim-reaper and ghosts visiting at night, to the feeling of wonder whenever my Sim was abducted by a UFO; these little things did alot! They must have taken just under an hour from conception to graphic design and finally to programming.





you know what would be a cool easter egg or goodie? If your UFO can visit the sim universe and abduct a Sim.
Title: Re: Content Anomalies - Little Things That Can Add Mystery/Wonder to Spore...
Post by: Axelgear on August 02, 2006, 05:58:07 pm
Heh, imagine if you fly to the edge of the Universe and pass through it. You find yourself as that big UFO in Sim City games, and blow up buildings.

A thing that I would find neat would be mini-games. Such as maybe your ship gets dinged by an Asteroid and you get to go out and repair it. It'd be cool, at least in my opinion.
Title: Re: Content Anomalies - Little Things That Can Add Mystery/Wonder to Spore...
Post by: JKalenad on August 02, 2006, 10:05:43 pm
I think maybe they'll have a planet that's in everyone's galaxy ruled by a species of Llamas. And those UFOs that could visit during the creature phase and whatnot could be from that planet. After all, it would take several decades to visit every planet right? so chances of finding the planet would be slim.
Oh! maybe one of the UFO upgrades or something looks like a Llama!
Title: Re: Content Anomalies - Little Things That Can Add Mystery/Wonder to Spore...
Post by: Full_Metal on August 03, 2006, 10:41:48 am
Oh, I'm sure there will be plenty of anomalies in the content... until the first patch comes out.  ;)
Title: Re: Content Anomalies - Little Things That Can Add Mystery/Wonder to Spore...
Post by: Daxx on August 03, 2006, 02:35:03 pm
We already have a large Easter Egg thread.

Since this seems to have been missed, could a mod please merge this into the Easter Egg topic?
Title: Re: Content Anomalies - Little Things That Can Add Mystery/Wonder to Spore...
Post by: google_video_fan on August 03, 2006, 02:47:44 pm
ah, sorry about that.

here is the thread with which this post should be merged:

http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=5400.90
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Behumat on August 03, 2006, 03:36:39 pm
I could easily envision finding a llama shaped statue as an alien artifact somewhere in my galaxy.
Or coming across a rock formation that looks an aweful lot like a half submerged statue of liberty.
Or perhaps come across a sol system, and on Mars, the face on Mars could be Will Wrights.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Hammerman58 on August 03, 2006, 05:21:32 pm
A good one would be our solar system.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Camdoggery on September 04, 2006, 06:38:37 pm
Two words.
Spontaneous combustion.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: DaMuncha on September 04, 2006, 11:17:31 pm
I'd like to see the moon, shaped exactly like Will Wrights head, orbiting planet earth.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: luke on September 04, 2006, 11:35:27 pm
A World full of aggresive zombie aliens.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Chaosenigma on September 05, 2006, 01:08:05 am
A world full of will wrights!

soneone had to say that  ;D



Also a sporyfied version of earth with the major cities ^_^
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Xenomorph on September 05, 2006, 07:09:23 am
a planet in shape of a lama.  ;)
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Millsy111 on September 05, 2006, 09:14:01 am
A World full of aggresive zombie aliens.


I think you have an unhealthy obsession with zombies  :)
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: slugfly on September 05, 2006, 10:12:35 pm
And here my friends, once again, my compulsions and obsessions come into play:

Easter Egg Suggestions (not counting the ones that would require Maxis to acquire licenses):

-The Solar system including a prehuman Earth
-The Willosaur home planet
-Llama planet
-Earth animals on other planets (monkeys, cats, etc.)
-A planet that connects to user's Simcity files or Sims2 files
-A world inhabited by robots
-a Lilliput kind of planet, with miniature versions of your creature
-a Ringworld (since this isn't available in the game, it would make a neat easter egg)
-Human spacecraft crashed onto planets (Voyager, etc.)
-Monoliths scattered across the universe
-a Llama constellation visible from your home planet
-bizarre returns on the SETI radios ("nobody here but us chickens")
-space creatures (example given was brilliant:  Space Whales)
-Simant planet
-impossible creatures (flying without wings, ghosts, zombies, etc)
-UFO flybys before the Space stage
-ruins of ancient civilizations (perhaps with clues as to how/why they disappeared)
-spontaneous combustion

The winners are clearly a Llama planet, a Willosaur planet and Earth... these were each mentioned at least once on each page.  :)
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: vbGamer on September 09, 2006, 11:28:02 am
Llamas almost seem like they HAVE to be in the game. If they're not.....


Anyway, I want to see old easter eggs on the SETI messages like, "The Llama is a quadruped!". When I was little, I always misread that as "The llama has quadrupled!". 
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Beatnuki on September 09, 2006, 12:43:57 pm
In pretty much every Sims game, they have the 'Reticulating Splines' (or variants thereof) on the loading screen, that could make a comeback or be another SETI signal. Another good random signal could be a muffled voice muttering, "I think you ought to know I'm feeling very depressed."

There could be a huge number of Earths when the game comes out though, if lots of people make it. This could lead to a secret meeting hall on an obscure planet far on the outer spirals of the galaxy where the various types of human meet and argue over who is the real species of human.

Alternatively, if you find the Solar System there could be an empty Earth, with a species called 'women' on planet Venus and a species called 'men' on planet Mars. If you encourage these two races to meet on Earth, a lot of arguing ensues.  ;)

There could be a planet that has etched upon it 'We Apologise For The Inconvenience'.

Black holes can be used as portals once suitable technology is unlocked, according to Mr. Wright, so these could be the key to taking the player to random lunacy rather than random areas of the galaxy. There could be a 'mishap ratio' involved whereby the portals could lead to strange places; the simCity where you become the UFO as aforementioned, for example. Great Easter Eggs in games I've played often had the character returning to past games, like in Discworld II where Rincewind accidentally travels back to his first game and confronts his other self, before accusing him of having 'jagged pixels' and generally laughing at his graphics. In Monkey Island 3, Guybrush could poke his head through a hole in a mausoleum and end up looking at his first game. Little touches like that were funny and added a lot.

Random black hole portal malfunctions could lead to areas that include (but aren't limited to):

- The Goth household from The Sims 1, where the family will point at your ship and gasp. Will you observe them (scanning to Sporepedia resulting in humorous results as their stats as lowly humans are quite pitiful), abduct them to donate to your nearest merchant race as barter, or blast them to polygons? If the game will allow creatures to leave the ship as landing parties, you could maraud around their house, only visible from four isometric angles, and tinker on the piano or sit and watch TV or raze the entire structure to dust. Or something.

- SimTower, in all its 2D glory. Restricted to moving left or right, or up or down; observe, smile, move on when bored.

- An exact replication of Will Wright's desk, with your ship now miniature. Land on the vast flat surface and beam up such 'valuable' commodities as his paperclips or clean the coffee rings off the documents on his desk for bonus points. Blow up the desk and receive the message, "You blew up Will Wright's desk in a game he thought up. How's that for gratitude? Now he can't make any more games and it's all your fault, pudding-head."

- A huge white room that expands infinitely in all directions, with only a device bearing a huge red button marked 'Push Me!!!' in it. Press the button and you are treated to a cutscene in which half the entire galaxy explodes. Something bipedal and hideous walks into the room shortly thereafter, points at you and then laughs. He then gets bored and wanders off.

- Your ship crashes into a prehistoric version of your own homeworld, flattening the first ever two of your own species who were underneath and about to 'procedurally mate'. Your entire existence is altered and you have to start the entire game over.  :P (OK, that'd suck actually, but it'd be funny if it happened to someone else).

- You land in a dark dank dungeon in blocky 2D. A small bipedal fungal creature shouts, "Thank you! But our princess is in another castle!"

- You fly into the portal, only for the screen to turn blue and show the message 'You have violated the unspoken law of krakta-oka-kree. The llama king shall get you. Don't start any long books.', a game over screen then follows. One of your creatures walks across and says into the screen, "Smile, you're on Prank TV!"

- You find yourself exactly where you just were.

- You end up in a dark void where the only object is a slip of paper with the words, "You shouldn't be here" on it.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: slugfly on September 09, 2006, 09:34:01 pm
I much like the idea of the game style changing (3d, 2d, isometric, limited angle 3d) when you stumble into a previous Sim world.  I don't know if it'd be possible because of engines but it'd be cool!  :)

One thing I absolutely want/need... I don't know why games don't do this...  a simple almost flash style minigame for the load screen
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: DaMuncha on September 09, 2006, 10:53:38 pm
No need to change engines or anything, its just fixing the camera at sertain angles.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: shadowlord18 on September 09, 2006, 11:19:35 pm
me and  aqw where talking in gabbly when he metion a gaming system for his creatures and I had the idea of creatures in spore playing it on computers and stuff.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Hydromancerx on November 07, 2006, 03:57:48 pm
I was thinking about easter eggs (like the robots in SimEarth) and I was thinking of what type of things they could hide in Spore that might be kind of fun to find.  Well one of the things that I think would be entertaining is if Will hid Earth (or more appropriately the Sol System) somewhere in everyone's universe. Just tucked away somewhere in the corner of each player's galaxy is Earth at the start of the tribal stages (giving you more time to mess with them) or maybe in the civ stage so you can hear them on the listening device.  Considering each player's galaxy has thousands of stars you could potentially never run into them.  I think it would be kind of fun, sort of like stumbling into the Sims.  Plus who doesn't want to blow Earth into tiny little pieces.

Anyone have any other ideas about entertaining little easter eggs that could be fun to have hidden throughout the universe in Spore?

-Satryghen


Look like you got your wish with the Earth Easter Egg. :D

http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=7549.0
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: mccarty181 on November 07, 2006, 04:32:37 pm
I was thinking about easter eggs (like the robots in SimEarth) and I was thinking of what type of things they could hide in Spore that might be kind of fun to find.  Well one of the things that I think would be entertaining is if Will hid Earth (or more appropriately the Sol System) somewhere in everyone's universe. Just tucked away somewhere in the corner of each player's galaxy is Earth at the start of the tribal stages (giving you more time to mess with them) or maybe in the civ stage so you can hear them on the listening device.  Considering each player's galaxy has thousands of stars you could potentially never run into them.  I think it would be kind of fun, sort of like stumbling into the Sims.  Plus who doesn't want to blow Earth into tiny little pieces.

Anyone have any other ideas about entertaining little easter eggs that could be fun to have hidden throughout the universe in Spore?

-Satryghen


Look like you got your wish with the Earth Easter Egg. :D

http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=7549.0

It wouldn't have been complete without it. i knew they were gonna have it or at least i was almost sure
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: PhantomComplete on November 07, 2006, 08:12:35 pm
what if there was like an anti-easter egg like a roaming fleet of super advanced aliens that destroy everything they come across
or....
everyone says that they will eradicate the Penis Aileans but i remember somewhere that Wright said that Spore trys to balance the game so you'll never be on the top, so what if the Penis-men wherethe strongest and you couldnt do any thing about it
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: lolasan on November 07, 2006, 08:22:48 pm
I believe that Lucy has also stated that we can report inappropriate creatures, so if they're too strong for us to just annihilate, then we can just report them. How is that for a  win-win situation?
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: dvalladt on November 08, 2006, 04:53:50 pm
In the spanish EDGE magazine they also mention planets with strange orbits, though they say they will be veeery rare and hard to find, etc.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: mccarty181 on November 08, 2006, 05:33:08 pm
I believe that Lucy has also stated that we can report inappropriate creatures, so if they're too strong for us to just annihilate, then we can just report them. How is that for a  win-win situation?

looks like we found a loop-hole ;D
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Met on November 08, 2006, 05:55:39 pm
I believe that Lucy has also stated that we can report inappropriate creatures, so if they're too strong for us to just annihilate, then we can just report them. How is that for a  win-win situation?

looks like we found a loop-hole ;D

I don't believe that's it. I believe we can only report inappropriet creature looks. Such as the Wang-Looking creature. So that it won't download to some 11 year old girl's game of spore to interrupt her Galactic Empire of Ballerinas. I know the whole "Game experience may change during online play" thing but there will be somewhat of a filter system as we know people will abuse their creature... looks that is...
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: lolasan on November 08, 2006, 06:21:16 pm
Looks like the first part of my signature has proved true again.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Met on November 08, 2006, 07:00:12 pm
My signiture also proves true... everytime that oppurtunity comes up...
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Vee on November 09, 2006, 02:10:27 pm

I don't believe that's it. I believe we can only report inappropriet creature looks. Such as the Wang-Looking creature. So that it won't download to some 11 year old girl's game of spore to interrupt her Galactic Empire of Ballerinas. I know the whole "Game experience may change during online play" thing but there will be somewhat of a filter system as we know people will abuse their creature... looks that is...

That just sparked the question of moderation of uploaded content, there will be thousands of new creatures uploaded each 15 minutes even in lull times and with all the possible varients how can a system recognise and delete creatures that resemble certain shapes? the only fool proof way is for giant teams of moderators to aprove creatures and thats impossible. This whole filteration people talk about can only be the reporting one, any other method is either unreliable or unfeasonable, so whats going to stop offensive, copywrited or otherwise touchy subject matter being transmitted and causing a fuss?
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Met on November 09, 2006, 02:48:20 pm

I don't believe that's it. I believe we can only report inappropriet creature looks. Such as the Wang-Looking creature. So that it won't download to some 11 year old girl's game of spore to interrupt her Galactic Empire of Ballerinas. I know the whole "Game experience may change during online play" thing but there will be somewhat of a filter system as we know people will abuse their creature... looks that is...

That just sparked the question of moderation of uploaded content, there will be thousands of new creatures uploaded each 15 minutes even in lull times and with all the possible varients how can a system recognise and delete creatures that resemble certain shapes? the only fool proof way is for giant teams of moderators to aprove creatures and thats impossible. This whole filteration people talk about can only be the reporting one, any other method is either unreliable or unfeasonable, so whats going to stop offensive, copywrited or otherwise touchy subject matter being transmitted and causing a fuss?

I really don't think copywritten characters are against the rules. If I want Mickey Mouse creature then disney can shove it.

But for the others, There will be a report abuse or something type function for the spore database. Will said that if enough people report them then that person's creatures wont be uploaded again.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Met on November 09, 2006, 03:20:11 pm
Actually I think this comic by penny-arcade may show some problems with ESRB rating games with these new laws.

(http://www.penny-arcade.com/images/2006/20061001.jpg)
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: mccarty181 on November 09, 2006, 04:03:14 pm
I believe that Lucy has also stated that we can report inappropriate creatures, so if they're too strong for us to just annihilate, then we can just report them. How is that for a  win-win situation?

looks like we found a loop-hole ;D

I don't believe that's it. I believe we can only report inappropriet creature looks. Such as the Wang-Looking creature. So that it won't download to some 11 year old girl's game of spore to interrupt her Galactic Empire of Ballerinas. I know the whole "Game experience may change during online play" thing but there will be somewhat of a filter system as we know people will abuse their creature... looks that is...

I know its not a real loop hole. I was just saying :P
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: PhantomComplete on November 09, 2006, 04:37:03 pm
That would be kinda hard to do since there will be millions of people creating content all the time



so thats what the glowing G does
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Gungnir on November 09, 2006, 04:51:05 pm
That's way off topic, and you have it backwards anyway.

The g thing, i mean. Not the actual post. Not meaning to sound harsh.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: heylister on November 10, 2006, 11:37:17 am
i wouldn't want to blow up EARTH! NO! as he said some may never find it. i'd book mark the place and abduct some people, a few penguins also. place a few aliens there while playing the twillight zone theme tune and watch their reactions ect. have a base on the dark side of the moon where they'll never be able to see it...   like on captain scarlet ;) FAR too much fun to be had from keeping earth in existance!
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Deep Lee on November 10, 2006, 09:47:15 pm
well who knows if you'd ever find another earth again. MAybe abduct 2 of every species and transplant them onto another planet or something...
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Portis403 on November 11, 2006, 05:10:10 am
if you find earth, im sry, but i doubt there will be penguins on it :'(
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Met on November 11, 2006, 08:45:34 am
if you find earth, im sry, but i doubt there will be penguins on it :'(

Then I will make the penguins. Because that's how we use the genetic thingy in space phase.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Hectonkhyres on November 11, 2006, 10:40:02 am
You will get to the earth... and find that its inhabited purely by furries because some sexually deviant shutin nutjob got there first.  ;D
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: russellmania4 on November 19, 2006, 06:00:51 pm
I got one! On a really dark, barren wasteland-planet, there could be a small black hole somehow on the surface of the planet, and it would be almost perfectly camouflaged. But if you saw it and went in, it would take you to a weird version of your home planet. For example, your planet where all the creatures are as tall as a blade of grass, or where they're all as tall as a tree. I think that would be cool.  :)

Oh! A planet of monkeys.....with guns. When you come over their planet, instead of having their planetary defenses shoot at you, all of the monkeys start shooting at you with machine guns. That would be hilarious!
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Met on November 19, 2006, 06:05:30 pm
The easter eggs should just be planets that are from different sci fi movies or something. You find a planet that looks similar to Tatooine or something.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: aligon on November 19, 2006, 08:18:13 pm
A cool easter egg would be our entire Solar System (with Earth and all, and I know it was laready mentioned at the beginning, so keep reading...), but in which duct-tape had never been invented, and since we all know that Duct-Tape Makes The World Go 'Round, the planets wouldn't rotate around their axes.
MUHAUAHAHAHAHA....
sooooo random.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Met on November 19, 2006, 08:22:27 pm
I thought (The following word has been removed and replaced with:) exotic dancers and money make the world go 'round?
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: aligon on November 19, 2006, 09:30:44 pm
But how could you have truly steamy and passionate <This word has been replaced with the following message: Come to Disney-Land this summer and explore the roaring fun of the new Adventure-land Water-Park! This message brought to you by Barney and the Biker gang> without a good yard of handy-dandy duct tape? It is simply essential!
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Axelgear on November 20, 2006, 04:03:38 am
... Am I the only one who realizes that, since all creatures look alike, all humans are going to be Will Wrights?
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: sltlamina on November 20, 2006, 04:10:00 am
... Am I the only one who realizes that, since all creatures look alike, all humans are going to be Will Wrights?

I think that made little sense...unless I'm missing something here...all creatures look the same so all humans are will wrights...? I don't get that.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Axelgear on November 20, 2006, 04:44:47 am
Well, when you make a creature, all creatures of the same type are identical. Obviously, if they make this easter egg, humans are all going to be identical to each other (And hence one gender. Mating will be disgusting), and as such, there are three posibilities of what humans will be:

A primitive Sim
A more advanced Sim
Will Wright or another of the people who worked on Spore.

Hence, all humans will be Will Wrights.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: sltlamina on November 20, 2006, 04:48:45 am
oh lol I get It...I thought you meant he would own all the humans...lol that's funny...but disgusting...maybe they'll have 2 separate species that get along :P one man one woman.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Axelgear on November 20, 2006, 04:57:34 am
That would require extra coding, which I doubt anyone even WANTS them to do.

Imagine the consequences if you blow up the WW planet...
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: sltlamina on November 20, 2006, 05:00:11 am
That would require extra coding, which I doubt anyone even WANTS them to do.

Imagine the consequences if you blow up the WW planet...

...the planet ceases to exist.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Axelgear on November 20, 2006, 05:19:56 am
You missed the point by a mile.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: aligon on November 20, 2006, 03:35:41 pm
I'm pretty sure there isn't going to be a human-creature easter egg, because I know that many players will try recreating human evolution themselves, and so there are already going to be a lot of human beings out there (and some of them are bound to be quite realistic).
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Met on November 20, 2006, 06:17:41 pm
I'm pretty sure there isn't going to be a human-creature easter egg, because I know that many players will try recreating human evolution themselves, and so there are already going to be a lot of human beings out there (and some of them are bound to be quite realistic).

And we all know people will try to recreate their home planet to look like Earth also.

I think it'd be an educated guess that the only planets uploaded to the Spore Database to be sent to other players is the home planets. That's why I also assume people will terraform their own planet to look like earth just for sending it to other players to find.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Beatnuki on November 21, 2006, 04:28:33 am
Whee hee hee!  ;D I pity the poor alien race that decides they want to blow up Earth then.

Just imagine.....there goes Earth in a puff of smoke and fire, and the aliens pat each other on the back for a job well done. But lo! Appearing on the starboard side of the starship, it's...another Earth!

"What? Impossible! Destory it!"

"Captain, another seven of them just appeared from inside the nebula!"

And so on. You'd probably had to have been there to get it, you know?

Anyway, Easter Eggs, Easter Eggs....well, a reference to GamingSteve might be nice. On the transmissions sensor, you could have a random chance to stumble across an argument over a forthcoming game on a distant planetoid that's several aeons from release, and watch as the conversation develops. If by conversation you mean heated row over why the editor interface is slightly too blue and pondering what that indistuingishable shape in a blurry holo-screenshot is.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: aligon on November 21, 2006, 09:38:05 am
Whee hee hee!  ;D I pity the poor alien race that decides they want to blow up Earth then.

Just imagine.....there goes Earth in a puff of smoke and fire, and the aliens pat each other on the back for a job well done. But lo! Appearing on the starboard side of the starship, it's...another Earth!

"What? Impossible! Destory it!"

"Captain, another seven of them just appeared from inside the nebula!"

And so on. You'd probably had to have been there to get it, you know?

Anyway, Easter Eggs, Easter Eggs....well, a reference to GamingSteve might be nice. On the transmissions sensor, you could have a random chance to stumble across an argument over a forthcoming game on a distant planetoid that's several aeons from release, and watch as the conversation develops. If by conversation you mean heated row over why the editor interface is slightly too blue and pondering what that indistuingishable shape in a blurry holo-screenshot is.

Oh that's great! I'm sure they'll have lots of fun with the radio transmissions, like have some kind of gameshow playing in the deepest darkest part of the galaxy. that would be pretty hilarious
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Luminar on November 22, 2006, 03:43:00 pm
What'd be really cool (though incredibly unlikely) is if they did it like that one film, where as it pulls further and further out from the system, the broadcasts get older, like being from modern times, to the 60s, to WW2, to earlier times, and then eventually the first and nothing after that.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: aligon on November 22, 2006, 03:56:39 pm
What'd be really cool (though incredibly unlikely) is if they did it like that one film, where as it pulls further and further out from the system, the broadcasts get older, like being from modern times, to the 60s, to WW2, to earlier times, and then eventually the first and nothing after that.
You mean "Contact"?
I love that movie.
Title: Re: Content Anomalies - Little Things That Can Add Mystery/Wonder to Spore...
Post by: crazyMLC20 on November 22, 2006, 09:05:45 pm
Heh, imagine if you fly to the edge of the Universe and pass through it. You find yourself as that big UFO in Sim City games, and blow up buildings.

A thing that I would find neat would be mini-games. Such as maybe your ship gets dinged by an Asteroid and you get to go out and repair it. It'd be cool, at least in my opinion.
they should let you abduct the sims, to make fun of the easter egg in the sims ^^
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Behumat on April 13, 2007, 03:11:48 am
I'd like to see a large plug and wall socket, floating somewhere out there in the galaxy, and when you use your ufo's tractor beam to pull it out, the game shuts down.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Veraal on April 14, 2007, 04:28:37 pm
The Willosaur, at least.

though it is likely that it is already in :P

I like the idea with the large plug in the wall thing  :) Though it would probably piss most players off if it'd shut down spore. or the computer :D
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Brandonazz on April 14, 2007, 05:57:53 pm
Maybe a giant reset button in space, that your ship may or may not collide with  ::)
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Robertbobby91 on April 14, 2007, 06:10:55 pm
Activating the Omeg 13, after you find it on an "Alien World". Galaxy Quest FTW! Or should I say Omega 13 FTW!

(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l149/militechfuture/gq_034Omega13.jpg)
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: GCool on April 15, 2007, 10:18:24 am
What'd be really cool (though incredibly unlikely) is if they did it like that one film, where as it pulls further and further out from the system, the broadcasts get older, like being from modern times, to the 60s, to WW2, to earlier times, and then eventually the first and nothing after that.

Would be cool. I wonder, if you were flying at the exact right speed from the planet, could you get the broadcasts to play backwards? Like, all the sound and stuff, backwards. I meen, IRL, mostly, not just spore.


Isn't contact the one where they send down plans for a spaceship to earth, then it kinda crashes down into the water, and the woman has a dream where she goes through all theese wormholes and sees her dad, then it turns out she didn't acctually go anywhere (although it turns out she did, acctually, and so did the inside of the ship, but not the rest)?

It'd be awesome if there was a star called 'God', which if you flew too close to it vanished and appeared somewhere else in the galaxy.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: aligon on April 15, 2007, 01:19:43 pm
Would be cool. I wonder, if you were flying at the exact right speed from the planet, could you get the broadcasts to play backwards? Like, all the sound and stuff, backwards. I meen, IRL, mostly, not just spore.
You'd have to be going REALLY fast. As in, faster than light-speed...
Contact is the movie where they find radio signals from a nearby star that turn out to be plans for constructing some kind of alien machine. They make it, and she goes in, etc. etc.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: GCool on April 15, 2007, 01:26:09 pm
Ah, so I was right XD

Surely you wouldn't need to go faster than light, though - only faster than radio...
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: aligon on April 15, 2007, 01:29:33 pm
radio waves ARE light!  ;)
radio waves are actually a kind of electromagnetic radiation, just like visible light, and so travel at the same speed through a vacuum.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: GCool on April 15, 2007, 02:49:30 pm
Ah, I thought they were, like, between sound and light waves, and that things above ultraviolot were slightly faster than below inferred.

WhatdoIknow? I took biology, not physics XD
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Brandonazz on April 15, 2007, 03:02:15 pm
I could have told you that in 8th grade science  ::)
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: GCool on April 15, 2007, 03:21:14 pm
I only started paying attention last month.

Also, you rock for quoting me in your sig =D
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: nogoodnames8 on June 04, 2007, 01:27:54 pm
Sorry for disrupting the conversation,but I got a great idea for an easter egg:  When you find Earth, make it so there is a disc-shaped UFO flying around over some city, getting relentlessy pursued by a very block apache helicopter.  To top it off, if you typed in 'I'm the CEO of McDonnell Douglas' you'd turn your UFO to another helicopter, or if you typed in 'Radioactivity' the planet would explode!  Am I the only one here who liked that game?
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: FROMAN on June 06, 2007, 02:29:04 pm
planetary tv!
because you remember the old videos where you could check the planets for radio waves.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: DaMuncha on June 07, 2007, 06:55:51 pm
radio waves ARE light!  ;)
radio waves are actually a kind of electromagnetic radiation, just like visible light, and so travel at the same speed through a vacuum.


Uhhh....  I went to university and studdied Electrotechnology for 2 years, radiowaves/microwaves travel a hell of alot slower than Light, and no they are not the same thing. Fiber optics is a hell of alot faster than using satelites.

Most of the crap they teach in science class at high schools is utter BS.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Quantum Burrito on June 07, 2007, 07:59:39 pm
Okay, I'm now officially pissed at the university system of *whereveryoulive*. The only difference between the two is wavelength, the speed of two EM waves in the same medium is equal. It may be that they travel faster in fibre optic wires than through air, but there is no inherent difference in speed.

Oh, but the higher the frequency, the higher the possible information transfer rate. So light could transmit information faster, but the actual wave doesn't travel any faster.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Beatnuki on June 08, 2007, 11:19:48 am
Your avatar just inspired me! A giant burrito floating through space, so big as to have evolved its own life forms. Now that'd be nice. Plus, if you shoot it, it breaks into smaller pieces, which you can beam aboard and use to feed your populace for centuries to come. Though they might eventually get sick of constantly eating burrito.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: FROMAN on June 08, 2007, 03:15:58 pm
then space whale season opens.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: DaMuncha on June 09, 2007, 06:43:55 am
Okay, I'm now officially pissed at the university system of *whereveryoulive*. The only difference between the two is wavelength, the speed of two EM waves in the same medium is equal. It may be that they travel faster in fibre optic wires than through air, but there is no inherent difference in speed.

Oh, but the higher the frequency, the higher the possible information transfer rate. So light could transmit information faster, but the actual wave doesn't travel any faster.

Data is transmited through fiber optics by the light flashing on and off
Radio is transmited through the air/wires as an magnetic field

A radio is just an amplifier for the electromaticgnetic field it is tuned into to.

The speed of the frequncy of the hardware sending/recieving the data can be varied on how good the hardware is, but that does not change the speed of the way it is being sent.

To clarify further: Frequncy in light is how fast the light is changing. Frequncy in sound is how many times it takes to complete a full revolution. which brings up another point, Light is measured as a speed as light is constant, and Radio/Sound is measured in Hertz 1/(time it takes for is sound wave to complete a revolution).

Speed of Sound: 344 m/s (1238 km/h). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speed_of_sound
Speed of Light: 299,792,458 m/s http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speed_of_light

Frequency:
3. Physics. a. the number of periods or regularly occurring events of any given kind in unit of time, usually in one second. 
b. the number of cycles or completed alternations per unit time of a wave or oscillation. Symbol: F; Abbreviation: freq. 
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/frequency
 
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: darkwanderer on June 09, 2007, 06:57:05 am
then space whale season opens.

hey thats a point... do you think there will be space creatures... like big creatures that float through space...that would be so cool..
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: FROMAN on June 09, 2007, 08:40:27 am
well i dont even think there will be more than one ufo in the whole game an that one is obviously yours.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Quantum Burrito on June 09, 2007, 10:33:48 am
Okay, I'm now officially pissed at the university system of *whereveryoulive*. The only difference between the two is wavelength, the speed of two EM waves in the same medium is equal. It may be that they travel faster in fibre optic wires than through air, but there is no inherent difference in speed.

Oh, but the higher the frequency, the higher the possible information transfer rate. So light could transmit information faster, but the actual wave doesn't travel any faster.

Data is transmited through fiber optics by the light flashing on and off
Radio is transmited through the air/wires as an magnetic field

A radio is just an amplifier for the electromaticgnetic field it is tuned into to.

The speed of the frequncy of the hardware sending/recieving the data can be varied on how good the hardware is, but that does not change the speed of the way it is being sent.

To clarify further: Frequncy in light is how fast the light is changing. Frequncy in sound is how many times it takes to complete a full revolution. which brings up another point, Light is measured as a speed as light is constant, and Radio/Sound is measured in Hertz 1/(time it takes for is sound wave to complete a revolution).

Speed of Sound: 344 m/s (1238 km/h). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speed_of_sound
Speed of Light: 299,792,458 m/s http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speed_of_light

Frequency:
3. Physics. a. the number of periods or regularly occurring events of any given kind in unit of time, usually in one second. 
b. the number of cycles or completed alternations per unit time of a wave or oscillation. Symbol: F; Abbreviation: freq. 
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/frequency
 

You seem to be royally confused. 'Radio' is not transmitted through wires, ever. And it is not a magnetic field.
And what is the 'speed of the frequency'? Sounds like gibberish.

In fact, reading further, you seem to be saying they are equivalent terms. They're not. Frequency is measured in s-1, or Hz. Speed is measured in ms-1.

And what does the speed of sound have to do with anything?
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: DaMuncha on June 09, 2007, 06:35:18 pm
Oh go crawl back into your burrito eating ass, you are wrong! and i prioved it!
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Quantum Burrito on June 09, 2007, 06:38:21 pm
You proved nothing. Most of that post was gibberish. And seeing as you missed the link in the other thread, here it is again:

http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/waves_particles/lightspeed-1.html
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: DaMuncha on June 09, 2007, 06:41:09 pm
Mods please ban him, hes just trolling.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: FROMAN on June 09, 2007, 06:42:25 pm
back on topic people
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: mwardie on June 11, 2007, 01:01:34 am
I think it'd be cool and funny to have a restaurant at the end of the galaxy(http://[color=red][/color])
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: DaMuncha on June 11, 2007, 01:24:38 am
which end?
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: SpaceOddity on June 11, 2007, 01:37:29 am
Be nice, DaMuncha!  :D

The one in the center would be cool too, preferrably named: "the-only-way-is inn".
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: squigian on June 11, 2007, 07:53:11 am
Hey there, been reading some time, just signed up.

Easter eggs, eh?  How about (* = reference to something):

1. A debug planet populated by debug squids - completely white with mesh outlines
2. Rainbow worlds - they appear to even the most powerful scanners as ridiculously colourful*
3. A giant landfill planet where the Ancients dumped their rubbish - artifact bonanza!
4. A prison planet with a jailbreak/catch the prisoners side mission
5. A freeport station in the middle of nowhere; great place to meet new species
6. A trading species with an unknown homeworld - have information on many things in the universe in return for your information*
7. A desert planet, nearly inhabitable but with a most valuable resource that would be very useful to possess*
8. A relentlessly aggressive race that, should you discover it, will seek to destroy all your space-craft, keeping the universe free of space travellers*
9. A flat world, shaped like a disc, with a small star orbiting it*
10. A giant malteser world

P.S. Did the mods delete the rest of this argument?  Because I remember reading more later on.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: DaMuncha on June 11, 2007, 08:45:04 am
in the star wars game on the N64, the easter eggs were sort of round spaceship looking star wars coins. I only ever found 2. there was 1 in the mission where u have to keep jumping trains, and 1 in that underground snow base. maybe the easter eggs will be like that. just little tokens u find around the place.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Quantum Burrito on June 11, 2007, 09:24:12 am
...
P.S. Did the mods delete the rest of this argument?  Because I remember reading more later on.

No, it's in the Spore MMORPG? thread. That's also where DaMuncha pwns himself.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Kcronos on June 11, 2007, 12:54:55 pm
The speeed of sound is less than the speed of light, where some planes can go faster than it, hence "supersonic".

My dad is an antennae engineer, and he says that radio waves are a lot lower frequency than light waves.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Quantum Burrito on June 11, 2007, 02:02:08 pm
I noted the frequency difference, that's the only difference. Please don't tell me DaMuncha's idiocy has become contagious...

Radio waves are not sound waves! Please, please, please ignore DaMuncha and go to Wikipedia, or Encyclopedia Brittanica, or your dad instead.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: FROMAN on June 11, 2007, 06:15:16 pm
it says in my science book that light waves are sound waves and i also saw it on some special on discovery today.
anyways...
back on topic people
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: DaMuncha on June 12, 2007, 02:15:45 am
I noted the frequency difference, that's the only difference. Please don't tell me DaMuncha's idiocy has become contagious...

Radio waves are not sound waves! Please, please, please ignore DaMuncha and go to Wikipedia, or Encyclopedia Brittanica, or your dad instead.

Yeah I admited i was wrong, now can we drop it?
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Quantum Burrito on June 12, 2007, 04:10:22 am
I only said that, because it seemed like Kcronos had got the wrong end of the stick.

And FROMAN, I really, really hope that was a joke that I'm not getting.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: LadyM on June 12, 2007, 07:34:47 am
Glad that's over. I've been watching this thread.

I think finding earth would be a fun easter egg. I'm sure there will also be a reference to Maxis and Llamas. I know that's been said before too.

Maybe there will be a creature that resembles Will's Battlebot robot.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Veraal on June 12, 2007, 09:55:54 am
i guess the willosaur will be there, no matter how you play, warring or peaceful.

but, creatures or stuff that have been created(like the willosaur) or can be made in the editor won't be easter eggs, i guess because, it is inevitable that people will try and replicate them(i really hope not. just think of seeing lots of poorly made copies of the willosaur, makes me shiver down me spine.) and maybe something like 5 to 10 or 4 to 10 of all the races created by people would have star wars ships and the famous AT-AT.

and i know that at least someone will make an x-wing fighter. and obviously ALOT of people will try to do that.

but (i hope) there will be some variation.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: FROMAN on June 12, 2007, 10:16:56 am
I only said that, because it seemed like Kcronos had got the wrong end of the stick.

And FROMAN, I really, really hope that was a joke that I'm not getting.
no joke.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Flamester_ on June 20, 2007, 10:50:21 pm
Hey there, been reading some time, just signed up.

Easter eggs, eh?  How about (* = reference to something):

1. A debug planet populated by debug squids - completely white with mesh outlines
2. Rainbow worlds - they appear to even the most powerful scanners as ridiculously colourful*
3. A giant landfill planet where the Ancients dumped their rubbish - artifact bonanza!
4. A prison planet with a jailbreak/catch the prisoners side mission
5. A freeport station in the middle of nowhere; great place to meet new species
6. A trading species with an unknown homeworld - have information on many things in the universe in return for your information*
7. A desert planet, nearly inhabitable but with a most valuable resource that would be very useful to possess*
8. A relentlessly aggressive race that, should you discover it, will seek to destroy all your space-craft, keeping the universe free of space travellers*
9. A flat world, shaped like a disc, with a small star orbiting it*
10. A giant malteser world

P.S. Did the mods delete the rest of this argument?  Because I remember reading more later on.
I think the references are
2: Ur-Quan masters
7:Dune

The others I'm not sure about.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Xoatl_169 on June 25, 2007, 12:18:17 pm
So far a Sol System clone is the only one that intreasts me for two reasons:

1: I can put a bubble city on earth and tamper with humans ecosystem like eat all there oil  :D

2: so i can destroy Jupiter i always found that planet boring and dull ..... unless there are lakes of oil , oh and make Europa as a secound moon for earth(if its possible) . the others can burn with Jupiter (with the exception of oil).
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Bona Fide Supraman on June 25, 2007, 04:47:03 pm
Hey there, been reading some time, just signed up.

Easter eggs, eh?  How about (* = reference to something):

1. A debug planet populated by debug squids - completely white with mesh outlines
2. Rainbow worlds - they appear to even the most powerful scanners as ridiculously colourful*
3. A giant landfill planet where the Ancients dumped their rubbish - artifact bonanza!
4. A prison planet with a jailbreak/catch the prisoners side mission
5. A freeport station in the middle of nowhere; great place to meet new species
6. A trading species with an unknown homeworld - have information on many things in the universe in return for your information*
7. A desert planet, nearly inhabitable but with a most valuable resource that would be very useful to possess*
8. A relentlessly aggressive race that, should you discover it, will seek to destroy all your space-craft, keeping the universe free of space travellers*
9. A flat world, shaped like a disc, with a small star orbiting it*
10. A giant malteser world

P.S. Did the mods delete the rest of this argument?  Because I remember reading more later on.


7. I thought was Iraq or something
8. The race in Hitchiker's guide....the cricket people...
9. What people used to think the Earth was like?

There also has to be a flat world riding on a tortoise's back. Wait, no, 4 elephants, and then a tortoise. Am I right?
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Xoatl_169 on June 25, 2007, 07:20:49 pm
i think theres a giant snake in there somewhere , to like wrap around the earth in a circle orbiting it and one side is touching the arse of the turtle or something .... i dont remeber i seen a picture of how they thought it was and there was a snake for all that i remeber
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: SimGameFan on July 03, 2007, 05:50:50 pm
Hey there, been reading some time, just signed up.

Easter eggs, eh?  How about (* = reference to something):

1. A debug planet populated by debug squids - completely white with mesh outlines
2. Rainbow worlds - they appear to even the most powerful scanners as ridiculously colourful*
3. A giant landfill planet where the Ancients dumped their rubbish - artifact bonanza!
4. A prison planet with a jailbreak/catch the prisoners side mission
5. A freeport station in the middle of nowhere; great place to meet new species
6. A trading species with an unknown homeworld - have information on many things in the universe in return for your information*
7. A desert planet, nearly inhabitable but with a most valuable resource that would be very useful to possess*
8. A relentlessly aggressive race that, should you discover it, will seek to destroy all your space-craft, keeping the universe free of space travellers*
9. A flat world, shaped like a disc, with a small star orbiting it*
10. A giant malteser world

P.S. Did the mods delete the rest of this argument?  Because I remember reading more later on.


7. I thought was Iraq or something
8. The race in Hitchiker's guide....the cricket people...
9. What people used to think the Earth was like?

There also has to be a flat world riding on a tortoise's back. Wait, no, 4 elephants, and then a tortoise. Am I right?


I think that IS the reference in number 9. (Discworld for those who don't know, look it up)
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Brutus on July 04, 2007, 11:44:55 am
1. a planet with the ruins of a advanced race, some artifacts and other goodies.

2. the willosaur homeworld

3. a planet that has a human like species and is geographically identical to earth.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Com on July 04, 2007, 04:31:41 pm
3. a planet that has a human like species and is geographically identical to earth.

Could they include a human like species since all the humans would essentially be naked and Spore wants a family friendly rating?
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: FROMAN on July 04, 2007, 05:53:57 pm
well they might have clothes (but i seriously doubt it)
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Daxx on July 05, 2007, 12:56:38 pm
3. a planet that has a human like species and is geographically identical to earth.

Could they include a human like species since all the humans would essentially be naked and Spore wants a family friendly rating?

You're talking about a game where it's quite possible to create gigantic flying penis monsters.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Cow on July 05, 2007, 04:51:46 pm
Exept they can't name it Gigantic Flying Penis Monster. So little kids will have no idea what it is.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Beatnuki on July 07, 2007, 04:05:08 am
How about a mission that involves rescuing a friendly planet's monarch's daughter from an evil planet of nasties? you fly out there, breach the defenses, beam down a crack platoon of infantry (I know, I know, might not be possible) and seize control of the Tower Of Doom.

You then reach the dungeon where the monarch's daughter is being held, only to be greeted by a hideously contorted little creature who blurts;

"Thank you, (creature/player-name)! But our princess is in another castle!"
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Veraal on July 07, 2007, 12:17:54 pm
then you go to the next castle, and again you meet the same person/creature/toad and he repeats

"Thank you, (creature/player-name)! But our princess is in another castle!"

and so on, and so on...
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Kcronos on July 07, 2007, 06:52:51 pm
But the bst part is that you can blow up the annoying planets on which you recieve the message.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: rundini on July 11, 2007, 05:42:18 pm
I do not hope there will be easter-eggs you cant play without! I would hate playing this game, and then some old man walked all over my screen and such... That would just annoy me!
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Quantum Burrito on July 11, 2007, 05:43:28 pm
That would defy the definition of 'easter egg'.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: rundini on July 11, 2007, 05:46:29 pm
That would defy the definition of 'easter egg'.

Why?
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Daxx on July 11, 2007, 06:09:01 pm
An Easter Egg, by definition, is an added extra which you're not really supposed to find unless you look for it.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: rundini on July 11, 2007, 07:14:41 pm
Oh:D I didn't know that really:P I just thought it was some extra small thing that you would maybe see sometimes:D
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: I am the Cheese on July 11, 2007, 08:25:36 pm
How about a planet that is shaped and colored like a giant Easter egg?
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Cow on July 11, 2007, 08:32:39 pm
It must have a sign saying, "This is not an easter egg!".
Also it should contain egg whites and yolks that splatter everywhere when sploded.
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: The Time Traveller on August 19, 2007, 08:20:47 am
I know!  A small planet full of Sims that do things from the Sims series, and you can abduct them!
Title: Re: Easter eggs
Post by: Axelgear on August 19, 2007, 09:53:26 am
How about a planet like Earth in the 1950's that's just discovering nuclear power, and over a dry desert place, you get shot down and must make your way through the human landscape to get your ship back? Roswell Mini-game! Woo! You'd have to find Earth by looking at the far part of a tiny, backwater galaxy...