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Offline Pinstar

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Starter species
« on: May 15, 2005, 01:11:45 pm »
In order for spore to work, when you install it fresh out of the package, it HAS to come with some species to populate that initial world. Some civs so you can play the game without hooking up to the internet. Like the Newbies, and the Goths in The Sims, there will be content that Maxis includes in the game. My question is: What?


If I had to venture a guess as to one of the species included...I'll BET there is a Llama-like quadtraped in the game.

What does everyone else think Will and the Spore team will include with the CD?


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Re: Starter species
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2005, 01:56:48 pm »
i think he'll have alot of starter species and vehicles

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Re: Starter species
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2005, 02:00:14 pm »
They will probably include species beta testers designed.

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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2005, 02:37:48 pm »
I'm sure I read on here somewhere that they were planning on having tens of thousands of 'starter' species included on the cd/dvd. It would be great if they released the editor or something as a demo, so we could all design a race to put somewhere in the spore universe. Imagine trying to find them again once the game was released, that'd keep people playing for months!

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« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2005, 02:48:29 pm »
Probably a Maxis-logo creature, that'd really show off the animations capability of the game, and it wouldn't be unheard of.

I wouldn't be surprised if they had a human-like creature, a bizarre Zergish creature, ooh and why not that three-legged creature that Will was showing off? I'm sure they'll cover all the archetypes with the creatures that come in the box. All the reviews Spore gets will probably be based off what comes included with the game, so they'll want to make sure there's enough diversity to make it cool right off the bat, I think.

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Re: Starter species
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2005, 02:55:25 pm »
Wont they have to for those people who dont have a net connection anyway?

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Re: Starter species
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2005, 04:00:03 pm »
Don't forget that grey picture with all those creatures, i'm sure they'll all be in the game. (hey did anyone else notice one of them looks suspicously like the monster from sim city 2000?)
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Re: Starter species
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2005, 04:54:59 pm »
oooh, now there's a creepy ideal. What about a race of creatures that ALL look EXACTLY like will wright!!!!



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Re: Starter species
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2005, 12:05:31 am »
I'm sure plenty of people will make the classic little grey men.

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« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2005, 12:30:38 am »
I'm sure plenty of people will make the classic little grey men.

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Re: Starter species
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2005, 03:01:16 am »
I highly doubt it would be hard just to randomly generate creatures when it is just a bunch of numbers and what not.  The computer would know whether it could function or not...  Once the game gets going, when people log into the game (providing they have internet)  we'll be seeing a bunch of strange creatures.
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Re: Starter species
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2005, 10:30:03 am »
A good idea i think that if hey released the editor as a demo or did a beta test that fans like ourselves could desing a creature or many creatures post them on the official (insert URL here) spore website, then the best X amount will make it onto the game, whether there may be prizes awarded i dont know but having your own creation be in the game as a starter creature in the first place would be enough for me. Of course a lot will be created by the development team, maybe even Will Wright himself, but a fan competition would be a great way to get more exposure prior to release.
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Re: Starter species
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2005, 10:49:00 am »
Yup that's the idea I had further up the thread.

They could have endless thousands of entrants.

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Re: Starter species
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2005, 10:59:52 am »
oh yeah rite sorry bout that should have read it a bit better

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Re: Starter species
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2005, 12:27:48 pm »
Don't beat yourself up over it - its not like Calqhoon was the first to think of it (see the Demo thread); faux pas are pretty common on any gaming forum, I'd say  ;)