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Offline BobFromReboot

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Maxis Printing Service! (idea)
« on: May 12, 2006, 05:57:50 am »
I know we've talked about the 3D printing of creatures and how Maxis could possibly sell it to us. But wouldn't that be kind of cool if we could have them print out our cards from Sporeapedia? I think that if they made a set of rules or even alternate rulesets, then it could be really fun and really collectible because you would probably never see the same card twice!
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Re: Maxis Printing Service! (idea)
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2006, 06:20:30 am »
Not bad, but the printing bill could rack up real high with the amount of things you could print out. Theres definitely a plan on a larger scale for Sporeapedia, maybe cell phone games?

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Re: Maxis Printing Service! (idea)
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2006, 06:24:15 am »
Well, instead of doing custom printing, they could just randomly print the thousands and thousands of creatures and planets and such things on cards and release them in sort of booster packs. I'm pretty sure they're doing the cell phone thing anyways, but thats kind of lame. I would much rather hold the damn things in my hands and NOT buy a cell phone. If they did the random printing thing, that would be fun buying lots of packs to find your own creature eventually heh. As for the creature models, I dont know if anyone realises this but they would probably cost like 200 dollars each if they sold them because it takes a couple hours.

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Re: Maxis Printing Service! (idea)
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2006, 06:25:37 am »
I personally wouldn't be that bothered about the cards, except maybe my first creature, I would be more interested in the models(i don't care about the cost that much, I just would really want one! and it would make a greatprize if they held any spore based competitions)
P.S. they could make that like a special offer if you register your pruchased product, you get a free card of your first uploaded creature sent to you.

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Re: Maxis Printing Service! (idea)
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2006, 06:41:57 am »
I am sure someone will make a card template that you can fill out with your creature pictures and data.  Then you can print them out yourself.
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Re: Maxis Printing Service! (idea)
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2006, 07:33:45 am »
Why not have the function in the game? Just export you Pedia cards and print them you self. But i am a do it your self kinda guy. I would also be happy if we could export 3D models not only to be able to 3D print it (if you somehow could get a equipment) but also so you could import them in other games or projects. preferably with animation or at least a skeleton. The community of Fanmade movies and mods to other games could become huge! With this kind of adaptability the game could beat even The Sims.
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Re: Maxis Printing Service! (idea)
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2006, 07:46:19 am »
Those all sound like great expansion features.  I doubt most will be in the final version of the game.
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Re: Maxis Printing Service! (idea)
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2006, 12:02:38 pm »
Well printing it yourself would suck because then it would be on normal paper, would be low quality and you would need to cut them out yourself so they would look like crap.

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Re: Maxis Printing Service! (idea)
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2006, 12:03:27 pm »
Well printing it yourself would suck because then it would be on normal paper, would be low quality and you would need to cut them out yourself so they would look like crap.

Unless you buy nice photo paper and print it out in high quality.  You could also get pre-cut paper too.
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Re: Maxis Printing Service! (idea)
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2006, 12:05:35 pm »
Yeah thats a pain in the ass.

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Re: Maxis Printing Service! (idea)
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2006, 12:09:04 pm »
Why?  You'd rather spend money buying them?
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Re: Maxis Printing Service! (idea)
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2006, 12:14:01 pm »
Yes. If they made us print them ourselves, then they would be so inconsistent and "unofficial". You literally wouldn't be able to stack them in a deck because nobody would follow a standard card format. Some people would print on one side only, nobody wants to spend over a hundred dollars so they can print trading cards. That would be as lame as printing Pokemon cards, imagine everyone was playing with pokemon cards they bought then some moron comes in with some he printed on a piece of paper and cut out into a rectangle? It would just be easier if they made a monthly printing or something with updates from the database and printed them and shipped them in little packages to stores at random.

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Re: Maxis Printing Service! (idea)
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2006, 12:16:14 pm »
So you are expecting some kind of card game to come from this?  I thought you just wanted one as a momento of your creation.
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Re: Maxis Printing Service! (idea)
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2006, 12:18:36 pm »
Yeah a card game. That would be fun and unique because there would literaly be millions of creatures, you would never be able to catch them all like pokemon and the game could sort of be based on that fact. Then one day when you find your creature you would be like OMG or something. But maybe you could request your own creature to be printed professionally from Maxis for a fee.

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Re: Maxis Printing Service! (idea)
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2006, 12:20:03 pm »
Maxis could send 'special' card templated paper/card with push-out cards on an A4 ready to be printed via spore......maybe a bit far fetched though.