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Offline Zoston

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Re: Give me your feedback: breaking out the Spore Forum
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2005, 04:05:02 pm »
1. News/Announcements/Facts
 For any news, the FAQ and the questionaires.
2. Your creature.
 For the thread's about people's creature.
3. Game Mechanics
 For the threads speculating about things in the game not related to building your creature.

In one view those are the three many types of topics around the forums. I think having something like 'speculation' discussion is tricky seeing as prety much everything is speculation at this point. ^_^ Also a seperate part for the actual confirmed information about Spore will be usefull for those who only come because they want to hear the fact's, and aren't interested in the speculation and fatasizing. ^_^

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Re: Give me your feedback: breaking out the Spore Forum
« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2005, 07:18:34 pm »
1. news/new pictures,videos,news, etc.

2.creature/pictures

3.Ideas/wish list

4.theories/speculation

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Re: Give me your feedback: breaking out the Spore Forum
« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2005, 08:40:14 pm »
It seems that we are having a bit of trouble breaking everything up into groups... well, here's my attempt:

  • Announcements: Not just a forum for Steve, but a place where anybody who finds out new things can post about them. Of course, Steve will do this most of the time anyhow.
  • Creations: Talk about things you are going to create and so on.
  • Speculation/Ideas: Either name works, it's basically the same thing, and pretty self-explanatory, just discussion of things that aren't confirmed.
  • Questions: Basically just questions about whatever.
  • General Discussion: Bascially would be discussion of things that have already been established, as well as whatever doesn't fit into the other topics

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Re: Give me your feedback: breaking out the Spore Forum
« Reply #18 on: June 09, 2005, 09:17:26 pm »
For the next 1 1/2 years:

1 - SPORE: General Info & Questions (includes FAQs, Interviews, Screenshots, and anything relating to press releases)
2 - SPORE: General Discussion (generalized discussions/ideas on game mechanics)
3 - SPORE: Player Content (includes creature ideas and any content players can think of conceptually)


When SPORE is released:

1 - General Discussions
2 - Player Content (sub forums for download areas, creature, building, and plant contents)
a. Main Content Creation Discussion Forum.
b. Completed Creatures.
c. Completed Buildings.
d. Completed Plants.
e. (any other odd thing I'm leaving out)
3 - Creature Faceoff Forum



The last would be like the "Animal Faceoff" on TV (Discovery Channel or TLC or one of those). Players would have their creatures face off on a planet with different geological features. (i.e., water planet, desert planet, ice planet, planet with lots of cliffs, etc.). This could be a tournament style game, where the players submit their creatures, and the tourny leader would have 2 creatures each face off. There could be a standings (like baseball), then a championship for the best creature.

Classes would be:

Omnivores (creatures use either defense or offense)
Carnivores (offensive skills)
Herbivore (defensive skills)

There would be levels or ranks for each stage of the game from cell to tribal.


You know, I think someone should write to Wright about this idea. I think it would be pretty interesting to see how your creature would stack up against another. Kind of a side-minigame that's not required, but fun to play. A "Colleseum Mode" of sorts.
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Re: Give me your feedback: breaking out the Spore Forum
« Reply #19 on: June 09, 2005, 09:57:38 pm »
Can't really think of anything that hasn't been said already so I will just pick my favourites.

1) New / Announcements Forum

A read only forum with links to all the latest news related to Spore.

2) General Discussion Forum

Basically the one we have now with all the bits stripped out that belong in other forums.

3) Creations Forum (this could be broken down at a later date)

Discuss creatures, planets, plants, vehicles and buildings. Anything else gets removed.

4) Ideas Forum

Things you would like to see in Spore. We could have the wish list here and just allow free form discussion of the ideas. Or maybe do away with the wish list itself and just make sure that only ideas are posted here so it doesn't become too hard to understand.

5) Questions Forum (containing the FAQ)

Straight forward questions that aren't really ideas. The FAQ can be read only and any questions not answered can be put here and then as they do get answered they can be removed and stuck in the FAQ. Any questions already in the FAQ that get asked could be deleted. Any questions that get answered after posting can be deleted and poster notified.

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Re: Give me your feedback: breaking out the Spore Forum
« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2005, 01:41:25 am »
1:announcements.
2:FAQ.
3:Creations.
4:Stories.
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Re: Give me your feedback: breaking out the Spore Forum
« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2005, 01:51:17 pm »
How about

1. Pictures
2. Information
3. Gossip

 ;D

Actually, that gives me an idea, maybe something like:

1. Announcements - things like the FAQ, Image Archive and Interview and such
2. Information - Discussion of confirmed things in the game
3. Gossip - Discussion of stuff that may or may not be in the game
Possibly a 4. Creations - Stuff people will make

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Re: Give me your feedback: breaking out the Spore Forum
« Reply #22 on: June 10, 2005, 08:10:18 pm »
What if you have 2 forums, one in which making new threads is disabled.  You take the popular and recurring threads and have one on this new forum.

I don't think its getting out of hand so much as repetitive.
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Re: Give me your feedback: breaking out the Spore Forum
« Reply #23 on: June 10, 2005, 10:31:35 pm »
What if you have 2 forums, one in which making new threads is disabled.  You take the popular and recurring threads and have one on this new forum.

I don't think its getting out of hand so much as repetitive.

Yeah I was thinking a similar thing, the problem is in reality we don't know enough about the game so end up discussing the same things over and over quite quickly. There's a few good ideas that keep cropping up but they to get discussed to oblivion within days.

Still I guess breaking it up is good preperation for when the information gates do open.

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Re: Give me your feedback: breaking out the Spore Forum
« Reply #24 on: June 12, 2005, 07:52:04 am »
1. Announcements - things like the FAQ, Image Archive and Interview and such
2. Information - Discussion of confirmed things in the game
3. Gossip - Discussion of stuff that may or may not be in the game
Possibly a 4. Creations - Stuff people will make

5. Sporn?

Anyone?

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Re: Give me your feedback: breaking out the Spore Forum
« Reply #25 on: June 12, 2005, 08:31:30 am »
Yeah... I agree with the usual division of topics.  Spore News and Announcements: a section that only you can post in regarding important news and stickies from other headings.  Spore General:  The usual stuff... most everything will go in here.  Spore Creation Station:  Creatures, wish lists, etc.

Spore Technical:  Explanation and speculation on exactly HOW the game will work or is working.  I love reading the nuts and bolts people are coming up with and I'd like a section dedicated to that so I don't have to filter through all the "When's it coming out" and "I want my creature to rule them all" threads.
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Re: Give me your feedback: breaking out the Spore Forum
« Reply #26 on: June 12, 2005, 07:48:33 pm »
1. Announcements - things like the FAQ, Image Archive and Interview and such
2. Information - Discussion of confirmed things in the game
3. Gossip - Discussion of stuff that may or may not be in the game
Possibly a 4. Creations - Stuff people will make

5. Sporn?

Anyone?
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Re: Give me your feedback: breaking out the Spore Forum
« Reply #27 on: June 13, 2005, 10:12:07 am »
Okay, thanks all for your feedback. Hum, this is going to be tricky as I want to make sure that all the forums stay active, but I'll figure something out shortly...
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Re: Give me your feedback: breaking out the Spore Forum
« Reply #28 on: June 14, 2005, 09:59:56 am »
Here's hoping I'm in before the lock...the metaphorical lock?

I'd suggest three forums: Spore General, Spore Q/A and Spore Speculation. These subheads easily can contain all the content I've seen on this board. If you have six, seven or eight subforums, there's a distinct chance there's going to be several neglected ones that are just eating up space on the main forum index page and making the community look inactive to any outsiders passing by. Sure, Spore could use some more room, but not so much that it overpowers other forums either, I'd say set the cap at four subforums like most of the other categories have.
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Re: Give me your feedback: breaking out the Spore Forum
« Reply #29 on: June 14, 2005, 12:44:53 pm »
Here's hoping I'm in before the lock...the metaphorical lock?

I'd suggest three forums: Spore General, Spore Q/A and Spore Speculation. These subheads easily can contain all the content I've seen on this board. If you have six, seven or eight subforums, there's a distinct chance there's going to be several neglected ones that are just eating up space on the main forum index page and making the community look inactive to any outsiders passing by. Sure, Spore could use some more room, but not so much that it overpowers other forums either, I'd say set the cap at four subforums like most of the other categories have.

That is not a bad idea, except what would go into the "Spore Q/A" section? I would think there would be a lot more "Q"s than "A"s at this point.

Also I'm not sure I see a big difference between "Spore General" and "Spore Speculation"?
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