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To be honest, I'm glad this is happening.
Heres my rant on how I feel, I kinda need to let this out -

Dont get me wrong, I think Spore will be a great huge game and I will buy a copy and play it to death.
But I'm so over all the speculation and pre-hype, I havent even looked at a thread in this board for a LONG time, it just doesnt interest me, its kinda lame and I'm sick of hearing about "will it do this, will it do that", I'm sure you know what I mean.

Hopefully this forum can get back to what it should be about - video games, not just one game which is coming out next year sometime, and not forum games, as I see that they are taking over the forums even more so than the Spore thread. I enjoy the forum games, but I have been playing them less and less.
I know that there are plenty of other active threads about other games, and thats what I enjoy reading and taking part in. So keep it up :)

I know what sort of responses I'm going to get here, but I would rather not list them for you. So please flame away at the latest Spore forum troll - Me :o





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Re: "SporeTalk to calm down for a little while" and my anger venting rant.
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2005, 03:09:13 am »
To be honest, I'm glad this is happening.
Heres my rant on how I feel, I kinda need to let this out -

Dont get me wrong, I think Spore will be a great huge game and I will buy a copy and play it to death.
But I'm so over all the speculation and pre-hype, I havent even looked at a thread in this board for a LONG time, it just doesnt interest me, its kinda lame and I'm sick of hearing about "will it do this, will it do that", I'm sure you know what I mean.

Hopefully this forum can get back to what it should be about - video games, not just one game which is coming out next year sometime, and not forum games, as I see that they are taking over the forums even more so than the Spore thread. I enjoy the forum games, but I have been playing them less and less.
I know that there are plenty of other active threads about other games, and thats what I enjoy reading and taking part in. So keep it up :)

I know what sort of responses I'm going to get here, but I would rather not list them for you. So please flame away at the latest Spore forum troll - Me :o




Alright, it's 3am and I'm bored as hell. I'll bite. Really all I can think of to comment on right now is this: "Hopefully this forum can get back to what it should be about - video games, not just one game which is coming out next year sometime..."

You do know what forum you're posting in don't you? I'll give ya a hint. Three words, last one starts with an S.

As far as the initial statement goes I can kind of agree. I haven't been keeping up on posts or threads as much lately because I'm starting to notice a lot of ideas being rehashed. Same old stuff stated in different ways by people who apparently don't know better. Topics are gettin' old. I just drop by every couple days to keep an eye out for good discussions and toss out sometimes random nonsensical statements that may or may not have anything to do with the topics they're posted in. When some actual new decent info comes out, the site will have my full attention once again.
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Re: "SporeTalk to calm down for a little while" and my anger venting rant.
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2005, 04:54:47 am »
and not forum games, as I see that they are taking over the forums even more so than the Spore thread. I enjoy the forum games, but I have been playing them less and less.

It may be possible to make all posts in the Forum Games board not count toward your total post count. I know I can do it on my site.

Of course, some people may not like the side effects of that.
« Last Edit: October 18, 2005, 04:56:56 am by Oviraptor »

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Re: "SporeTalk to calm down for a little while" and my anger venting rant.
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2005, 05:36:58 am »
next time a decent piece of information is press released regarding spore (ie, not a logo or a photo of a screenshot) then the spore forum will pick up. As it is the only time anything new gets added is when a new kid posts regarding something that happened before they joined and weve had about 5 straight sporetalks of 'More info real soon, quite time, hush hush). If everyone just waits patiently, something good will happen.
Sam is basically right, he's just cranky.

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Re: "SporeTalk to calm down for a little while" and my anger venting rant.
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2005, 06:14:27 am »
in addition to spore, i'm interested in the ff7 remake, and starcraft 2, neither of which have been announced by their respective companies...

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Re: "SporeTalk to calm down for a little while" and my anger venting rant.
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2005, 07:12:21 am »
how do you think i feel?
Three words: World of Starcraft

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Re: "SporeTalk to calm down for a little while" and my anger venting rant.
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2005, 09:44:55 am »
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Re: "SporeTalk to calm down for a little while" and my anger venting rant.
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2005, 11:07:43 am »
Is that before or after Jupiter explodes?
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Re: "SporeTalk to calm down for a little while" and my anger venting rant.
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2005, 12:52:26 pm »
You do know what forum you're posting in don't you? I'll give ya a hint. Three words, last one starts with an S.

yeah I realise the irony of it, but where else should i post such a topic?

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I haven't been keeping up on posts or threads as much lately because I'm starting to notice a lot of ideas being rehashed. Same old stuff stated in different ways by people who apparently don't know better. Topics are gettin' old.
Yes this is another thing that bugs me, there is only so much you can say about a game which is far off from release. I kept up with the Spore threads when it was announced, but topics are being repeated and people are just asking the same questions over and over again.


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Re: "SporeTalk to calm down for a little while" and my anger venting rant.
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2005, 01:55:49 pm »
If you don't want to stay, leave and come back later.
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Re: "SporeTalk to calm down for a little while" and my anger venting rant.
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2005, 02:13:42 pm »
There's no need to flame him, even though he invited you. I feel the exact same way as he does. He put his opinion out there and you should respect it and not ridicule it. Honestly, just be nice.

But, you have to realize that this forum has been as successful as it is so far for 2 reasons: because there's such a great community and because there's a whole big place to talk about Spore.

I don't think that Spore has taken over, but I do believe that Spore should be kept inside the Spore forum, which has been done well so far.

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Re: "SporeTalk to calm down for a little while" and my anger venting rant.
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2005, 02:34:39 pm »
go, go 1000th post!
Sam is basically right, he's just cranky.

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Re: "SporeTalk to calm down for a little while" and my anger venting rant.
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2005, 02:38:18 pm »
There's no need to flame him, even though he invited you. I feel the exact same way as he does. He put his opinion out there and you should respect it and not ridicule it. Honestly, just be nice.

But, you have to realize that this forum has been as successful as it is so far for 2 reasons: because there's such a great community and because there's a whole big place to talk about Spore.

I don't think that Spore has taken over, but I do believe that Spore should be kept inside the Spore forum, which has been done well so far.

Quoted for posterity.

Also, that comment is sort of intentionally unclear. Interpret as you will.
"Fine. Don't believe me. I'm not lying. all your laziness which you mistake for something funney is driving me insane, quit fooling around!  dude this is just wrong, very wrong. reality does not consist of constrained language. go lock this thread malt. I love the payment."4MOD

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Re: "SporeTalk to calm down for a little while" and my anger venting rant.
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2005, 02:53:12 pm »
its not a good sign when you click the 'Show unread posts since last visit' link and the vast majority of threads come from the Spore board, it just doesnt seem right.

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Re: "SporeTalk to calm down for a little while" and my anger venting rant.
« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2005, 03:22:09 pm »
Why not? Call yourself the latest forum troll all you want, but don't be one.
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Re: "SporeTalk to calm down for a little while" and my anger venting rant.
« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2005, 03:37:33 pm »
I agree with DevilMachine. There doesn't seem like that much to say about Spore at the moment, and it suprises me that people are still going on so strongly about it with the wild speculation and whatnot. I too don't post all that much in this forum, and I've pretty much stopped playing the forum games. Of course, to each his own, and I'm not hurt in any way by all the people posting here, so keep it up if you really want to.

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Re: "SporeTalk to calm down for a little while" and my anger venting rant.
« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2005, 03:40:35 pm »
its not a good sign when you click the 'Show unread posts since last visit' link and the vast majority of threads come from the Spore board, it just doesnt seem right.

Do what I do. Just go by the filled in little lever things and the "NEW" icons. Don't even check the Spore board.

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and it suprises me that people are still going on so strongly about it with the wild speculation and whatnot.

Keep in mind that there are new people who haven't been speculating for the entire time that you have.



And Samog, lighten up. He hasn't done anything trollish. He's just stated his opinion.
« Last Edit: October 18, 2005, 03:42:09 pm by 762 »

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Re: "SporeTalk to calm down for a little while" and my anger venting rant.
« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2005, 06:08:36 pm »
Well, I never did post much in the Spore forum but I do read it all. Although I'm looking forward to the game, I never speculated too much about what all it will do. The surprise of what happens will be much more fun. I think there is still so much new spore posts because new members want to talk about it and some of us have been there done that. In the meantime, I still enjoy the forum games.  ;)

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Re: "SporeTalk to calm down for a little while" and my anger venting rant.
« Reply #18 on: October 18, 2005, 08:48:42 pm »
There's no need to flame him, even though he invited you. I feel the exact same way as he does. He put his opinion out there and you should respect it and not ridicule it. Honestly, just be nice.

But, you have to realize that this forum has been as successful as it is so far for 2 reasons: because there's such a great community and because there's a whole big place to talk about Spore.

I don't think that Spore has taken over, but I do believe that Spore should be kept inside the Spore forum, which has been done well so far.

Your opinion is stupid and dumb. And it sucks, and you should die  :P
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Re: "SporeTalk to calm down for a little while" and my anger venting rant.
« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2005, 03:47:33 am »
Your opinion is stupid and dumb. And it sucks, and you should die  :P

Oh, and clearly yours isn't..  :o

Anyway, I think it's a tribute to Gaming Steve that his board has become the central hub for all things about Spore. I can understand that those of you who've been around here longer don't really appreciate this relatively new board taking over, but hey: aparently there's demand for it.. Otherwise no-one would come here.. I agree with you that things have slowed down recently and that topics are being brought up again and again by people who haven't yet discovered the search button, but I say: just ignore it..

I really like to speculate about all things Spore. I find myself thinking about it at least once a week and coming up with something that I'd like to see in the final game. And that's exactly why this part of Gaming Steve's forum is so great. So, if you don't want to see all this stuff about Spore, just don't pay attention to it. If you do, just do as I do and check around here every so often and comment..

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Re: "SporeTalk to calm down for a little while" and my anger venting rant.
« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2005, 04:11:06 am »
I just am not here much because i have school.....

I sure wish Steve would just give us some damn info instead of "Its a dark period at Maxis and they are reallly working on the game so we wont be hereing anything about Spore until January (January= millions of years)."

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Re: "SporeTalk to calm down for a little while" and my anger venting rant.
« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2005, 09:36:52 am »
Spore is really what got this site started.  I can only speak for myself but the reason i come here and the reason I listen to the podcasts are for spore and spore alone.  I miss the way it was in the beginning when Steve was an insider with insider information.  Even in the podcasts hes becoming more and more like some guy with an opinion that has no more weight then mine.  In the beginning he talked about reviews from angles that most reviews don't have, now its the opinion that doesn't carry weight ay different from my own.

In my opinion its all losing the edge it used to have, back when this forum started every topic was something new to discuss, now its just new people going through that "new discussion" that I've seen a thousand times.

I know steve cant be at fault for not having the info, but for me it's all about spore, as that focus shifts so does my enjoyment of the site.
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Re: "SporeTalk to calm down for a little while" and my anger venting rant.
« Reply #22 on: October 19, 2005, 09:43:15 am »
What he is suppose to talk about when he doesn't know any info?

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Re: "SporeTalk to calm down for a little while" and my anger venting rant.
« Reply #23 on: October 19, 2005, 10:27:44 am »
perhaps i was unlcear i was talking about two separate issues. one would be the shifts away from spore, which as you said isnt really his fault.

The other, the way his show has changed from the beginning.  His angle is now no different then mine if  someone asks about a game, i talk about my opinions for a while.  He used to have insider info or talked about games from a designer perspective or talked about what he personally knew about things.

All I'm really trying to say is that spore is the glue of this site in my opinion, as was his unique style.  Now its just the sme watered down commentary I can get anywhere else.  I used to get something unique from this site, not anymore.
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Re: "SporeTalk to calm down for a little while" and my anger venting rant.
« Reply #24 on: October 19, 2005, 12:46:29 pm »
Your opinion is stupid and dumb. And it sucks, and you should die  :P

Oh? Would you care to elaborate on this? Maybe support this comment?

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Re: "SporeTalk to calm down for a little while" and my anger venting rant.
« Reply #25 on: October 19, 2005, 12:52:42 pm »
I would like to think that he was being sarcastic.

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Re: "SporeTalk to calm down for a little while" and my anger venting rant.
« Reply #26 on: October 19, 2005, 12:59:08 pm »
I would like to as well, but that's not a sarcastic face. That's a "Your retarded" face to me. (I realize the irony of the quote, it was put in on purpose)

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Re: "SporeTalk to calm down for a little while" and my anger venting rant.
« Reply #27 on: October 19, 2005, 07:48:12 pm »
These days I mostly just cruise the threads, seeing which ones I can drive off topic.



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Re: "SporeTalk to calm down for a little while" and my anger venting rant.
« Reply #28 on: October 19, 2005, 07:59:24 pm »
I would like to think that he was being sarcastic.

Sarcasm? What's that?
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