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Do you want Spore to be released in time for Christmas?

Yes, I want to play as soon as possible
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Released for the holiday season?
« on: August 12, 2006, 01:08:29 pm »
This isn't a topic about whether you believe it will be released by Christmas or not, it's about whether you want it to be.

I, for one, am opposed to this idea. I want Spore to be released when it's ready. If they might have to take out underwater civs, who knows what else they have to take out? I hope Will Wright stays on the project until he's confident that it's good, and EA doesn't force him to finish prematurely.

Either that or release an expansion pack within a couple months that includes all the crap they didn't put in.



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Re: Released for the holiday season?
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2006, 01:11:06 pm »
Well not like ASAP but like the it should be released let's say December 20th if not a bit later.

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Re: Released for the holiday season?
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2006, 01:40:27 pm »
Im not sure, really. When I heard that they might axe underwater civs and squeeze them in later in an expansion pack, I assumed that would be because they're trying to release it earlier than their supposed deadline somewhere in their second fiscal year. Christmas is approaching, and I wouldnt be too surprised if EA lived up to its reputation, and was aiming to release it during the christmas shopping rampages. Im sure the slowly circulating word of Spore has gotten far enough to generate some good interest by now... but ten months is a lot of development time to be cut out, even for an early release.

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Re: Released for the holiday season?
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2006, 01:47:53 pm »
You could use a '' Yes, as long as its got whats promissed and the game is finished. '' option.
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Re: Released for the holiday season?
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2006, 01:55:40 pm »
Ok the signs are (partilly) clear, EA is saying "**** this ****** hurry up Will I dont care if you have to work on under water civs so we can get it out for next Christmas", Will:"But,", "NO HURRY UP *****"
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Re: Released for the holiday season?
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2006, 02:28:45 pm »
You could use a '' Yes, as long as its got whats promissed and the game is finished. '' option.

That's just being too idealistic.

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Re: Released for the holiday season?
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2006, 02:30:14 pm »
No no nono noononno NO NO NO NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

When it's done or not at all, for crying out loud! Jesus, the art has gone right out of games these days...

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Re: Released for the holiday season?
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2006, 03:13:56 pm »
U know they are going to cut out alot of stuff and put it in expansions. I dont mind buying them.
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Re: Released for the holiday season?
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2006, 09:40:58 pm »
When it's done

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Re: Released for the holiday season?
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2006, 10:25:12 pm »
Why wouldn't they want it to be released?

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Re: Released for the holiday season?
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2006, 02:54:19 am »
U know they are going to cut out alot of stuff and put it in expansions. I dont mind buying them.

But the rest of us do. We'd rather not have to be suckered into paying five times the normal price to get all the features that they could have stuck into the basic game had they spent more time on it.

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Re: Released for the holiday season?
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2006, 05:14:18 am »
U know they are going to cut out alot of stuff and put it in expansions. I dont mind buying them.

But the rest of us do. We'd rather not have to be suckered into paying five times the normal price to get all the features that they could have stuck into the basic game had they spent more time on it.

Exactly, but we will still end up buying them wont we lol
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Re: Released for the holiday season?
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2006, 05:45:12 am »
U know they are going to cut out alot of stuff and put it in expansions. I dont mind buying them.

But the rest of us do. We'd rather not have to be suckered into paying five times the normal price to get all the features that they could have stuck into the basic game had they spent more time on it.

Exactly, but we will still end up buying them wont we lol

Just because I may end up buying them doesn't mean I want to. I'm a die-hard Spore fan, so I'm not representative of most gamers. A lot of people I know were turned off the Sims, for example, because they saw all the expansion packs and thought immediately - "I don't want to have to buy all of those."

Now you may say that of course they didn't have to - and you'd be right - however, it does look to the average person as though the game isn't complete unless they have all the expansions.

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Re: Released for the holiday season?
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2006, 06:07:29 am »
Releasing waves of novelty expansions with very few (if any) actual new features, is a surefire way to encourage piracy.

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Re: Released for the holiday season?
« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2006, 08:55:03 am »
I would really hope this game will be released at least in January. I really dont beleive the current one.
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Re: Released for the holiday season?
« Reply #15 on: August 14, 2006, 09:07:35 am »
I'm going to draw a diagram for you.



As you can clearly see, my expectations are on or after the reported release date. Yours are firmly before, landing you in the realm of disappointment.

I honestly have no idea why you people can't just accept that it's not coming out before they say it will. I may end up eating those words, but hey: If it's released early (with all the features promised), I'll be happy. If it's released on time, I'll be content. If it's delayed, I'll be disappointed.

For you, if it's released early, you'll be content. If it's released on time, you'll be disappointed. If it's delayed, you'll be outraged.

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Re: Released for the holiday season?
« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2006, 09:14:04 am »
yeah but this isnt about the conpiricy thingie at all. its on whether or not you would want it out during the holiday season. you've posted that quite a few times and evryone has seen it. But this topic isnt really about that.
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Re: Released for the holiday season?
« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2006, 09:52:57 am »
Ok - so I removed it even though this thread would not exists if it werent for the damnable conspiracy. BUT if this conspiracy stuff keeps going - I am going to blame you. ;)

The truth is - I realize that no matter if I PM'd everyone on this forum - people are still going to believe it.
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Re: Released for the holiday season?
« Reply #18 on: August 14, 2006, 10:01:53 am »
Would it be possible if we could just leave them to it now? If you harp on in every thread that 'the conspiracy theory is a hoax' you'll probably generate the opposite outcome to what you'd like.

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Re: Released for the holiday season?
« Reply #19 on: August 14, 2006, 10:03:04 am »
yeah, i would love the game to come out then, scratch that I would love for it to come out this second!

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Re: Released for the holiday season?
« Reply #20 on: August 14, 2006, 10:06:18 am »
Well, I came across a Spanish Spore site that still maintains the game will be released in September of 2006. Thats ALMOST right this second.



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Re: Released for the holiday season?
« Reply #21 on: August 14, 2006, 11:24:35 am »
I just want the game to be release before may.
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Re: Released for the holiday season?
« Reply #22 on: August 14, 2006, 12:59:17 pm »
Well, I came across a Spanish Spore site that still maintains the game will be released in September of 2006. Thats ALMOST right this second.

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Re: Released for the holiday season?
« Reply #23 on: August 14, 2006, 01:14:55 pm »
I'd rather have be another Duke Nukem Forever, than it not come out without ALL of the stuf, Including Underwater Civs!
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