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The Spore fan archetype list-What kind of Sporon are you?
« on: November 05, 2008, 05:35:01 pm »
In the world of spore there are several archetypes which all Sporons follow this is a list.
 
 
The Spore cultist.

The spore cultist considers spore a religion and nothing less. Separate from the spore fanatic in that rather that considering spore the greatest videogame ever the spore cultist considerers it the greatest thong ever.  To them, Spore is like Jesus JFK and spam rolled into one and anyone who says anything even close to a negative about spore deserves militant execution arch enemy of the gritty Sporeist and the realistic guy. Can be found… everywhere actually
 
The Spore fanatic
 
The spore fanatic considerers spore a totally awesome videogame. Unlike the spore cultist they don’t worship spore but they consider it superior to every other videogame. Less so in debt than enthralled. The fanatic will consider spore better than any game one earth and will also come to defend it. They fantasize the game play as perfect and buy every spore update and get every patch the second they are announced. Out there favorites bar is filled with spore sites and they have “spore buck” added to their Microsoft word dictionary.  They are allies with the cultist but enemies with the gritty sporeist and the realistic guy. Can be found on the Ign forums
 
 
The Gritty Sporeist.
 
The gritty sporeist considers spore dumbed down. They will crucify CHRIS HECKLER on any mention and will virtually worship the 2005 version. The gritty sporeist will ultimate want blood guts and lost and lots of fan service.   Gritties impose on spore and want to see the bones of their enemies crunch beneath his feet he frequently sends hates mail to public interest groups. Can be found in heavy amounts on the Gaming Steve Forum


The Spore Progressive.

The ultimate in new breed, believes new=good. Will throw spore out in the trash soon as spore 2 comes out and is always on the up and up. The opposite of the gritty sporeist the progressive says 08 betas 05 simply because the number is larger. Will always be looking to the up and up he will constantly be searching for the next hot thing. Can be found on spores illustrated gamefaqs and ign

The Spore Artist.

The ultimate in intricacies sees spore as an art tool rather than the game, Will spend weeks designing goo d looking creatures with no semblance to game play (some don’t even play the game!) they see spore as an artist’s dream and will only use it to make their new works of art. The inverse of the extreme gamer, they will always sacrifice function to form.


The Extreme Gamer.

The career player. The guy who sees games as machines to be conquered. This is the dude who will attach some random parts to a creature to boost its stats and will most likely be flying around in a white blob. The ultimate and achievement they have no use for creativity and will just pull the highest stat vehicle from the pedia and then boost it to heck. With no care for aesthetic values the extreme gamer will always fight for victory and nothing else.


The Spore Extremist.

The by the books guy this sporon will play by the rules of the game and the game only. These are the dudes who demand we change “credits” to  ‘spore bucks’ and will demand we all talk about spice. These rpers will randomly insert in game words like “T1” “phase” and mini laser” and will insert game creatures like pigfleas and long necked gurus to the rp. May be the result of rigid spore cultism or just OCD this dude will go no needs to make a spore game a spore game.


The spore hippie.

The ultimate in ea hate. Thinks the Evil alliance’s corporate greed seriously hashed what could have been a totally radical mellow. Thinks spore trippyness was eaten by the corporate suits at EA and that the sheeple of the masses totally couldn’t handle it when bombarded with ad slavery. The racialist, he thinks will Wright is an innocent man who the harsh reality of corporate America has tainted. Dude.


The Regular Guy.

The renaissance man of the biz he looks at its strengths and weaknesses sees spore as a good game but only a game. Has no problem turning of spore to play b ball for a while and doesn’t have it permanently inserted into his computer (like me) .the fabled one. This dude leads a happy life and is the preferred mod.  Can be found… nowhere seriously guys he doesn’t exist.
« Last Edit: November 05, 2008, 06:12:45 pm by SporeBuck »


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Re: The Spore fan archetype list-What kind of Sporon are you?
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2008, 05:41:30 pm »
The spore fanatic is what i am.  I have alot of spore sites and my other computer has a spore background and a spore Theme it will play spore noices and so. And it have betas of the stages and games that people made while waiting for the real game to come out. I call that computer the Spore Machine :P

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Re: The Spore fan archetype list-What kind of Sporon are you?
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2008, 05:43:28 pm »
I'm a Spore Progressive-Artist.

But I'm not found at Spore illustrated, gamefaqs, nor IGN.

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Re: The Spore fan archetype list-What kind of Sporon are you?
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2008, 05:45:21 pm »
X. None of the above.

I'm the guy who likes Spore, thinks it needs a lot of improvement, and had a thousand times more potential. It was cool in 2005, and it was cool in 2007-2008.
The only reason it didn't reach it's potential was that it was turned into a marketing tool, rather than a video game.

I don't just blame Chris Heckler, I blame everything on EA and consumer market trends.
Although, I do agree that Chris Heckler is a complete idiot.
But like I said, Spore is a decent game, and I'm just waiting for some patches to fix it. It's got so many bugs and glitches that it's really a sub-par game at the moment.

Sorry to bust your archetypes. ;)

By the way, I think you mean "Stereotypes", because 'Archetypes' does NOT fit with those descriptions.
« Last Edit: November 05, 2008, 05:47:05 pm by Blulightning »

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Re: The Spore fan archetype list-What kind of Sporon are you?
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2008, 05:50:56 pm »
Although, I do agree that Chris Heckler is a complete idiot.

Even after what Will Wright and Lucy said? :(

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Re: The Spore fan archetype list-What kind of Sporon are you?
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2008, 05:51:50 pm »
What'd they say? :-\

And yeah, I still think he's an idiot.
He does things completely contradictory to his own stated beliefs.
So obviously he has always been stating crap that he doesn't really believe.

In other words, he spouts crap he knows is untrue just for argument's sake.
« Last Edit: November 05, 2008, 05:55:14 pm by Blulightning »

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Re: The Spore fan archetype list-What kind of Sporon are you?
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2008, 05:59:11 pm »
http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=15288.0

I does enlighten only a bit about the issue, but as Will put it the whole team is responsible. They do not want to see anymore blame put on Chris. In fact, Will and Lucy said that they owe a great deal to Chris for making an animation system that worked effectively. Apparently the old system made the game unbalanced and too complex to be enjoyable even for them. But everyone's exchange of ideas has got their attention (they just got back from vacation) and are very interested on implementing everyone's concerns for future expansions.

Which is why I'm part progressive since I don't dwell on Spore's flaws being that they can be fixed dramatically if we can help them fulfill that potential.
« Last Edit: November 05, 2008, 06:01:18 pm by Gec »

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Re: The Spore fan archetype list-What kind of Sporon are you?
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2008, 06:09:45 pm »
Oh the entire "science vs cute" thing isn't why I think he's an idiot.
It's his entire attitude towards gaming in general.
He states things completely contradictory to his own actions.

For instance, he is SUPPOSEDLY a big 'indie games' advocate, yet he dropped all of his attempts at making indie games, and went to Spore, a multi-million dollar franchise which is owned by EA, who is the largest video game publisher.

Not only that, but he strayed away from 'indie games' again by not considering Spore to be an artistic achievement of both science and art, but put more emphasis on the mass-consumer market wanting to make the game cuter and whatever....
If he was TRULY for indie games, he would have wanted to see the opposite done with Spore.

Not only that, but he called the Wii a "piece of $@!&" and blah blah blah, which just made him look like a huge kid stuck on "GRAPHIC R WIN!111!!11!1" which basically sums up his entire idea of video games.

Basically, he's a jerk with an ego complex, who can't even stick by his own beliefs.
... I don't think people like that are too smart.

But anyways, we are de-railing the topic. ;) Sorry, SporeBuck.

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Re: The Spore fan archetype list-What kind of Sporon are you?
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2008, 07:13:09 pm »
I am:

  • .5 pt Gritty Sporeist
  • 1 pt Spore Artist
  • 1 pt Exreme Gamer
  • 3 pt Regular Guy

  • I think Spore has shallow gameplay, but it's not "dumbed down" because it is what it was intended to be.
  • I make my creations go together for my races, and I enjoy making creations not for gameplay, but I'm not very good :P.
  • I am a perfectionist and a completionist the first time or two playing through a game, but I thoroughly enjoy all aspects of the game while doing so.
  • It's just a game. Good, bad, indifferent, that's all it is. I haven't played in almost a month, but I will come back to it.

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Re: The Spore fan archetype list-What kind of Sporon are you?
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2008, 07:27:03 pm »
I think I'm a Regular Guy, slightly bordering on Spore Artist. I'd stick myself further into that category if I could be bothered to make complete sets of buildings and vehicles for my creatures.

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Re: The Spore fan archetype list-What kind of Sporon are you?
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2008, 09:28:17 pm »
Spore Artist and a bit of Spore Hippy :p

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Re: The Spore fan archetype list-What kind of Sporon are you?
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2008, 11:05:47 pm »
I'm definitely a Hippie/Artist... Although I love the game, I'm not fanatical or anything. I see it as a great way to express my creativity, and I wish Will had ultimate reign without having to worry about the business/monetary aspects of the gaming industry... Dude. SimLife? Those were the days, man... but there was a reason Maxis was going out of business... People aren't cool enough to fully understand his genius.
« Last Edit: November 05, 2008, 11:09:03 pm by DylanTK »

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Re: The Spore fan archetype list-What kind of Sporon are you?
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2008, 01:11:39 am »
Spore Fanatic.

I WANNA BE THE REGULARGUY!

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Re: The Spore fan archetype list-What kind of Sporon are you?
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2008, 07:13:28 am »
Spore fanatic, but I don't hate the regular guy, I hate the Spore hippie.
Quote from: MasterChiToes in "Spore was dumbed down"
Maybe the Sporons are the ones that got dumbed down?  ;D

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Re: The Spore fan archetype list-What kind of Sporon are you?
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2008, 05:51:22 pm »
I'm probably a fanatic.

Not a big fan of the gritty sporeist, but then again I count Chris Hecker as a friend as well as a co-worker, so there ya go.

(please don't hate on me)

-caryl  :-)