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So the Sporepedia is at 5.2 Million right now with 1,029,851   creations uploaded in last 24 hours...

...and it goes on sale in the US tomorrow.

That means one of the larger markets is not even contributing to it!  So how long till we hit 10 million, 50 million, 100 million...

1 billion.  :o

Any ideas?
« Last Edit: September 09, 2008, 01:12:41 pm by WeAreLegion »



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Re: Sporepedia: 5.2 Million and Counting... (As of 9:30 PM EST on 9/6/08)
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2008, 06:30:44 pm »
Well I did read somewhere that Will hopes to eventually have more content in the sporepedia than all other models in the world combined...


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Re: Sporepedia: 5.2 Million and Counting... (As of 9:30 PM EST on 9/6/08)
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2008, 06:41:45 pm »
i'll pull a random nunber out of my ass and say there will be 2,000,000 stuffs uploaded tomarrow with the us release. within a week, it'll slow to about 200,000 a day, which is still a whole lot.

i'm placing bets on the sporepedia reaching 10 million before friday.
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Re: Sporepedia: 5.2 Million and Counting... (As of 9:30 PM EST on 9/6/08)
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2008, 06:54:54 pm »
No wonder the server's been having problems! This makes the CC's server load seem tiny by comparison.

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Re: Sporepedia: 5.2 Million and Counting... (As of 9:30 PM EST on 9/6/08)
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2008, 07:52:49 pm »
How many g does that put us at now Mr. Wright?

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Re: Sporepedia: 5.2 Million and Counting... (As of 9:30 PM EST on 9/6/08)
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2008, 07:54:36 pm »
How many g does that put us at now Mr. Wright?


huh? g as in gravitational mass?

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Re: Sporepedia: 5.2 Million and Counting... (As of 9:30 PM EST on 9/6/08)
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2008, 08:56:23 pm »
How many g does that put us at now Mr. Wright?


huh? g as in gravitational mass?

No G as in God(s). Spore fans are measured in G. The joke was that the Spore CC passed the known number of species on the earth within 18 days, something that supposedly took God 7 days to create.. there for we were rated at something like .38G (or something thereabouts). Will went on to assume that eventually we would pass 1.0G and go on to make millions upon millions of creations in relatively short spans of time.
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Re: Sporepedia: 5.2 Million and Counting... (As of 9:30 PM EST on 9/6/08)
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2008, 10:09:40 pm »
My view on that. (just a wild guess - I could be wrong)

First there is an in-game option to
a) download your buddies creations based on creation date from 1 day to 60 days (can be ticked on/off)
b) delete creatures you downloaded from your buddies after a period of time if they are unused for 1 to 60 days

So at least on your own computer there is a system to keep the numbers down.

Secondly and this is my guess, they will probably do the same on their database. Any creature that hasn't been used at all by any other players for a certain time will probably get culled.
The original player still has it on his system but that creature will loose it's "Shared" green tick.
That player could edit it and share it again of course. But the first version would be removed from the Sporepedia.

Maxis could choose the length of time based on the size of their servers and the time it takes to update the database.

To me this is a Spore version of real life Species going Extinct.
ie. The Dodo has been removed from Earth database of genes, BUT the Dodo DNA might still exist in some museum somewhere and "could" be reactivated at some stage.

As I said... just a wild guess.

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Re: Sporepedia: 5.2 Million and Counting... (As of 9:30 PM EST on 9/6/08)
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2008, 10:17:17 pm »
My view on that. (just a wild guess - I could be wrong)

First there is an in-game option to
a) download your buddies creations based on creation date from 1 day to 60 days (can be ticked on/off)
b) delete creatures you downloaded from your buddies after a period of time if they are unused for 1 to 60 days

So at least on your own computer there is a system to keep the numbers down.

Secondly and this is my guess, they will probably do the same on their database. Any creature that hasn't been used at all by any other players for a certain time will probably get culled.
The original player still has it on his system but that creature will loose it's "Shared" green tick.
That player could edit it and share it again of course. But the first version would be removed from the Sporepedia.

Maxis could choose the length of time based on the size of their servers and the time it takes to update the database.

To me this is a Spore version of real life Species going Extinct.
ie. The Dodo has been removed from Earth database of genes, BUT the Dodo DNA might still exist in some museum somewhere and "could" be reactivated at some stage.

As I said... just a wild guess.


While a good idea I highly doubt that they will cull anything...and if it were found out the players would be upset.  Regardless of how well thought out it is or you explain it to them they will view it as a chance for their stuff to be deleted.

Besides it is counter to community building to ever delete anything, and the creatures are like 28k each.  It would take many many millions or more to seriously go beyond storage capacity.

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Re: Sporepedia: 5.2 Million and Counting... (As of 9:30 PM EST on 9/6/08)
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2008, 10:26:35 pm »
My view on that. (just a wild guess - I could be wrong)

First there is an in-game option to
a) download your buddies creations based on creation date from 1 day to 60 days (can be ticked on/off)
b) delete creatures you downloaded from your buddies after a period of time if they are unused for 1 to 60 days

So at least on your own computer there is a system to keep the numbers down.

Secondly and this is my guess, they will probably do the same on their database. Any creature that hasn't been used at all by any other players for a certain time will probably get culled.
The original player still has it on his system but that creature will loose it's "Shared" green tick.
That player could edit it and share it again of course. But the first version would be removed from the Sporepedia.

Maxis could choose the length of time based on the size of their servers and the time it takes to update the database.

To me this is a Spore version of real life Species going Extinct.
ie. The Dodo has been removed from Earth database of genes, BUT the Dodo DNA might still exist in some museum somewhere and "could" be reactivated at some stage.

As I said... just a wild guess.


While a good idea I highly doubt that they will cull anything...and if it were found out the players would be upset.  Regardless of how well thought out it is or you explain it to them they will view it as a chance for their stuff to be deleted.

Besides it is counter to community building to ever delete anything, and the creatures are like 28k each.  It would take many many millions or more to seriously go beyond storage capacity.

28kB*5,272,378=147626584kB=140.8GB (4 s.f.)
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Re: Sporepedia: 5.2 Million and Counting... (As of 9:30 PM EST on 9/6/08)
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2008, 10:28:41 pm »
I'm pretty sure they have a huge server network somewhere, possibly multiple.

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Re: Sporepedia: 5.2 Million and Counting... (As of 9:30 PM EST on 9/6/08)
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2008, 11:08:53 pm »
Bungie had what.. Like 100+ Terrabytes of storage for Halo 3? I'm sure Maxis/EA would be fine with storage, especially since the files are so small.

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Re: Sporepedia: 5.2 Million and Counting... (As of 9:30 PM EST on 9/6/08)
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2008, 11:30:27 pm »
Well, assuming 100TB, EA would only have room for approximately four hundred and twenty two sextillion creations :-\ We only have fifteen orders of magnatude left!
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Re: Sporepedia: 5.2 Million and Counting... (As of 9:30 PM EST on 9/6/08)
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2008, 11:34:56 pm »
We're still a LOONG way from a billion, although if there were a billion users, that would rise FAST. A billion is like 100 thousand million, right? so only 999,999,995 million to go, I think.

My math is probably way off, but I think you guys get the idea.

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Re: Sporepedia: 5.2 Million and Counting... (As of 9:30 PM EST on 9/6/08)
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2008, 11:37:22 pm »
In the system normally used for counting realling damn big things:

million=1000*1000
billion=1000*million
trillion=1000*billion
quadrillion=...you get the idea

Not too far off.
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Re: Sporepedia: 5.2 Million and Counting... (As of 9:30 PM EST on 9/6/08)
« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2008, 11:47:37 pm »
On one hand, I really hope they never delete anything. On the other, there's the example of the Sims 2 site, where they deleted anything that hadn't been featured after a certain length of time.

Then again, Sims 2 stuff takes up a lot more space, too.

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Re: Sporepedia: 5.2 Million and Counting... (As of 9:30 PM EST on 9/6/08)
« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2008, 12:13:52 am »
It's fun that you can do a rough estimate of how many europeans bought the game the last 4 days.

I saw the users/24hrs number rise from the broken release embargo till now. From when we first heard about that australian spore user till the broken release embargos here in belgium and holland, it went from 7000ish users to 12000/24 hrs.

The last two days it went up from 12-50k users. I think it's like that for 3 days already.

But you can't count the users who already have a spore account with the CC and use the same account when they purchase the game, like I did.

What would you say 300.000 copies sold already ? Or is there a greater number of people who cant/wont play online ?

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Re: Sporepedia: 5.2 Million and Counting... (As of 9:30 PM EST on 9/6/08)
« Reply #17 on: September 07, 2008, 01:41:44 am »
I find it scary that it is going up at over a million a day, I mean a million, you can throw the number round all you like, it is still a HUGE number.
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Re: Sporepedia: 5.2 Million and Counting... (As of 9:30 PM EST on 9/6/08)
« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2008, 06:42:44 am »
I find it scary that it is going up at over a million a day, I mean a million, you can throw the number round all you like, it is still a HUGE number.

I find it scary ad exciting.

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« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2008, 05:13:56 pm »
Wow. The difference a week could make. A week ago we were standing at around 3,200,000. Now were just about at 7 million. Over a million in the past 24h.

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« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2008, 06:20:44 pm »
Seems like alot of people like Spore.

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« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2008, 06:36:22 pm »
I have a question that is a little off topic. Is there a way to get the Sporepedia in Spore to just download everything from the 7 000 000 creations? Or do' I need to subscribe to tons of Spocasts and get buddies?

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« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2008, 06:41:08 pm »
If you are logged in then the default setting is for it to randomly download stuff other people have made. There are a few issues with the sporepedia at the moment though.

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Re: Sporepedia: 5.2 Million and Counting... (As of 9:30 PM EST on 9/6/08)
« Reply #23 on: September 08, 2008, 04:21:42 am »
So what we up to now?  (My iPhone does not do so well on the Sporepedia when roaming.)

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Re: Sporepedia: 5.2 Million and Counting... (As of 9:30 PM EST on 9/6/08)
« Reply #24 on: September 08, 2008, 04:28:35 am »
Almost 8 million:

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Re: Sporepedia: 5.2 Million and Counting... (As of 9:30 PM EST on 9/6/08)
« Reply #25 on: September 08, 2008, 04:38:00 am »
Noo. the crap thing about the in-game sporepedia is.. It counts every single thing you edit as a new creation.. and uploads it. Its retarded. I dont want a creature with a new mouth, and then, differnt eyes, and then a better mouth.

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Re: Sporepedia: 5.2 Million and Counting... (As of 9:30 PM EST on 9/6/08)
« Reply #26 on: September 08, 2008, 05:04:11 am »
Noo. the crap thing about the in-game sporepedia is.. It counts every single thing you edit as a new creation.. and uploads it. Its retarded. I dont want a creature with a new mouth, and then, differnt eyes, and then a better mouth.

It's necessary so it also evolves on other players games...
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« Reply #27 on: September 08, 2008, 05:41:19 am »
I am logged in and it doesn't seem like it's downloading random stuff. It just downloads stuff from my 3 buddies and 2 sporecast. Anyone know if it's normal?

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« Reply #28 on: September 08, 2008, 05:42:16 am »
I'm assuming it puts priority with your buddies and sporecasts so you see them more often. Just a guess.

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« Reply #29 on: September 08, 2008, 05:48:50 am »
I am logged in and it doesn't seem like it's downloading random stuff. It just downloads stuff from my 3 buddies and 2 sporecast. Anyone know if it's normal?

There's an option to only download from Buddies & Sporecasts, maybe you have it selected. Or maybe it gives priority to those and that's why you don't see random stuff.
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Re: Sporepedia: 5.2 Million and Counting... (As of 9:30 PM EST on 9/6/08)
« Reply #30 on: September 08, 2008, 08:26:00 am »
Hmm yeah. I though the sporepedia would go and download all the 8 000 000 creations into my sporepedia to populate my whole galaxy with stuff. Maybe it just downloads the stuff automatically once you enter a solar system or anything that needs new content.

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Re: Sporepedia: 8.1 Million and Counting... (As of 11:36 AM EST on 9/8/08)
« Reply #31 on: September 08, 2008, 08:37:19 am »
From my first post to now the Sporepedia has grown by about 3 million!!
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Re: Sporepedia: 8.1 Million and Counting... (As of 11:36 AM EST on 9/8/08)
« Reply #32 on: September 08, 2008, 09:06:34 am »
wow really!? Man, maybe it's too busy or something :O

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Re: Sporepedia: 8.1 Million and Counting... (As of 11:36 AM EST on 9/8/08)
« Reply #33 on: September 08, 2008, 09:11:48 am »
I got 450 new downloads and that's all. They are all pretty much from my 3 buddies and 5 sporecasts. The buddy only is not checked in my options... 

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Re: Sporepedia: 8.1 Million and Counting... (As of 11:36 AM EST on 9/8/08)
« Reply #34 on: September 08, 2008, 10:33:22 am »
I have seen very few creatures that are not Maxis or part of my friend's list.

I hope I see more as I travel in space...I am sure I will.

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Re: Sporepedia: 9.9 Million and Counting... (As of 2:05 PM EST on 9/9/08)
« Reply #35 on: September 09, 2008, 11:06:18 am »
Gonna hit 10 million today!  Soon by the looks of it!!!

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Re: Sporepedia: 9.9 Million and Counting... (As of 2:05 PM EST on 9/9/08)
« Reply #37 on: September 09, 2008, 11:34:18 am »
 9,958,701!!

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Re: Sporepedia: 9.9 Million and Counting... (As of 2:05 PM EST on 9/9/08)
« Reply #38 on: September 09, 2008, 11:41:30 am »
I'm guessing it will start to slow down around 20mil or so as people figure out to turn off auto upload etc.

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Re: Sporepedia: 9.9 Million and Counting... (As of 2:05 PM EST on 9/9/08)
« Reply #39 on: September 09, 2008, 11:51:29 am »
I'm guessing it will start to slow down around 20mil or so as people figure out to turn off auto upload etc.

I don't think many people will turn off auto-upload.  I for one never will...I mean I don't mind sharing and that is the point.

I love the half dozen or so comments I have received from TOTAL strangers! :)  Feels like I am part of the community and think that most people will either feel that way or just never realize they can turn it off.

Seriously, most of my non-techy gaming friends never fiddle with game settings!

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« Reply #40 on: September 09, 2008, 12:21:07 pm »
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Re: Sporepedia: 9.9 Million and Counting... (As of 2:05 PM EST on 9/9/08)
« Reply #41 on: September 09, 2008, 01:45:44 pm »
I don't think many people will turn off auto-upload.  I for one never will...I mean I don't mind sharing and that is the point.

I agree.  What would be the point of turning it off?  Most people already have more creatures than you can easily browse through anyway.  Better search tools are what is needed, not less content. 

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Re: Sporepedia: 9.9 Million and Counting... (As of 2:05 PM EST on 9/9/08)
« Reply #42 on: September 09, 2008, 01:50:29 pm »
I don't think many people will turn off auto-upload.  I for one never will...I mean I don't mind sharing and that is the point.

I agree.  What would be the point of turning it off?  Most people already have more creatures than you can easily browse through anyway.  Better search tools are what is needed, not less content. 


Yep.

The everyday user will never consider turning theirs off unless they are making hardcore SPORN.  :P

Which leads to a question...what if one did decide to perhaps make something that was of low brow humor lets say, but they don't want that one thing being uploaded and giving them a bad name?  Can you specify that one object is not shared but share the rest?

Not that I would make anything filthy of course.  No no, never!  ::)

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Re: Sporepedia: 10.1 Million and Counting... (As of 4:12 PM EST on 9/9/08)
« Reply #43 on: September 09, 2008, 02:04:06 pm »
I can't believe I am going to actually help you with this en devour...

It would seem the best way to go about it would be to fire up Spore, sign out of your account... make your filthy filthy Sporn... there is no active account so it won't be uploaded and when you're done sign back in and play with non filthy filthy Sporn creature... also.. afterwards you may need a few showers to clean the filthy filthy Sporn you made from your system
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