*PLEASE* give prior warning about Bioshock Spoilers in any future threads, kthanksbye...


Author Reply
peej
Flag
Posts:14637
Comments:4691
Thread Kills:462(3%)
AATG Pts:400
Star Rating
Gold Medal
Bioshock is going to be fantastic, but please - a polite request. Don't let your enthusiasm for the game boil over and ruin the experience for others. If you want to discuss it, and you want to include plot lines or spoilers, please mark them and mark them well. Any Bioshock spoilers not marked or seen to ruin the game for others will be unceremoniously deleted or butchered.

Cheers,

Peej
#1 at 11:16:33 - 21/08/2007
Lutzie
Flag
Posts:887
Comments:58
Thread Kills:19(2%)
AATG Pts:120
Star Rating
Silver Medal
Just to echo Peej's post, this applies to any game. There's a LOT of big releases this year, please don't ruin it for others.

Also, "rick rolling" people into a new thread to post spoilers, fake or not, will also result in deletion of said material. Someone was recently banned on EG for doing this.

Ta. :)
#2 at 11:41:57 - 21/08/2007
oneiros
Flag
Posts:1185
Comments:78
Thread Kills:41(3%)
AATG Pts:95
Star Rating
Bronze Medal
Hmmn; can we use the mouseover spoiler trick by setting the title attribute in a hyperlink?

Edit: looks like we can. :)
#3 at 11:52:59 - 21/08/2007
Stevas
Flag
Posts:1783
Comments:260
Thread Kills:39(2%)
AATG Pts:195
Star Rating
Gold Medal
/SPOILER WARNING

You're all going to die. Yes, even you.

/END SPOILER WARNING

I won't tell you HOW, because to be honest, for most of you, it depends how I get on with my big moonlaser - but all being well, I reckon once I get the wallpapering finished (I tell you, hollowed out volcanos are a bastard to decorate), we're looking at early -

Okay... who the fuck left the scalpel within easy reach of the poorly bound secret agent, eh?

FUCK YOU UBISOFT
#4 at 11:58:54 - 21/08/2007
Sillothian
Flag
Posts:1471
Comments:127
Thread Kills:46(3%)
AATG Pts:150
Star Rating
Silver Medal
Best thing would be to make a new Bioshock thread where spoilers are permitted. Then there is less chance of somebody giving the story away in the main thread.

The problem is once the game has been released it will be very hard to discuss it without giving something of the story away. Also what you wouldn't consider much of a spoiler can ruin the game for someone else.

In the case of Bioshock there has been quite a few folk who won't even play the demo, for fear of spoiling the their enjoyment of the game. I don't think they would want to risk a thread that had a chance of any spoilers, however small they may be.
#5 at 12:12:28 - 21/08/2007
Harry
Flag
Posts:939
Comments:7
Thread Kills:18(2%)
AATG Pts:0
Star Rating
There's also the issue with Bioshock of your player status on Live giving stuff away. I've actually made my gamertag more private now I've started playing the game so I don't give anything away.
#6 at 12:14:20 - 21/08/2007
Stevas
Flag
Posts:1783
Comments:260
Thread Kills:39(2%)
AATG Pts:195
Star Rating
Gold Medal
I'm one of those who haven't even seen the demo yet, though... um... this is more through me not being arsed to actually hunt through cardboard boxes for the router and set up the broadband.

What's all the fuss about?

FUCK YOU UBISOFT
#7 at 12:17:03 - 21/08/2007
Sillothian
Flag
Posts:1471
Comments:127
Thread Kills:46(3%)
AATG Pts:150
Star Rating
Silver Medal
Harry said:There's also the issue with Bioshock of your player status on Live giving stuff away. I've actually made my gamertag more private now I've started playing the game so I don't give anything away.


I had noticed that when you were playing the game. I thought the game status was a bit too descriptive.

Good job that spoilers don't bother me ;-)
#8 at 12:17:43 - 21/08/2007
peej
Flag
Posts:14637
Comments:4691
Thread Kills:462(3%)
AATG Pts:400
Star Rating
Gold Medal
Sillothian said:Best thing would be to make a new Bioshock thread where spoilers are permitted. Then there is less chance of somebody giving the story away in the main thread.

The problem is once the game has been released it will be very hard to discuss it without giving something of the story away. Also what you wouldn't consider much of a spoiler can ruin the game for someone else.

In the case of Bioshock there has been quite a few folk who won't even play the demo, for fear of spoiling the their enjoyment of the game. I don't think they would want to risk a thread that had a chance of any spoilers, however small they may be.


Yup this makes the most sense.

Knew you lot would understand. I mean posting a thread like this on EG would probably prompt everyone to start shouting "Draconian bloody mods, hang 'em" but c'mon, what would be the point in making yourself look like a c*nt by ruining other people's enjoyment?

Peej
#9 at 12:18:00 - 21/08/2007
spanky
Flag
Posts:199
Comments:3
Thread Kills:4(2%)
AATG Pts:60
Star Rating
Here's an idea, don't fucking read threads devoted to games you don't want spoiled... simple huh... not for you needy bitches... you stupid stupid fools, can't control your mice.. click click oh nose, it was all a dream, that's it! i'm not playing that amazing game because the shoe-horned story is spoiled! Gasp!

/tantrum
#10 at 16:13:01 - 21/08/2007
peej
Flag
Posts:14637
Comments:4691
Thread Kills:462(3%)
AATG Pts:400
Star Rating
Gold Medal
(sigh)

Peej
#11 at 16:44:23 - 21/08/2007
repairmanjack
Flag
Posts:4135
Comments:206
Thread Kills:94(2%)
AATG Pts:240
Star Rating
Silver Medal
peej said:
what would be the point in making yourself look like a c*nt by ruining other people's enjoyment?




Welcome to xbox live...
#12 at 17:14:04 - 21/08/2007
spanky
Flag
Posts:199
Comments:3
Thread Kills:4(2%)
AATG Pts:60
Star Rating
peej said:(sigh)
Peej

Sigh off! Use some bloody self control, why should i care that some unbelievably nosey bastard has to read absolutely everything relating to a subject they don't want to know about, care? Do i fuck. If you don't want it spoiled you've got no right to complain if you're nosing around in a bioshock/halo3/franchisesequel10 thread.
#13 at 17:40:50 - 21/08/2007
peej
Flag
Posts:14637
Comments:4691
Thread Kills:462(3%)
AATG Pts:400
Star Rating
Gold Medal
Eat
Less
Red
Meat.

Peej
#14 at 17:43:01 - 21/08/2007
spanky
Flag
Posts:199
Comments:3
Thread Kills:4(2%)
AATG Pts:60
Star Rating
DON'T
BE
A
FUCKING
FANNY!
#15 at 17:45:02 - 21/08/2007
bunglebonce
Flag
Posts:52
Comments:27
Thread Kills:2(4%)
AATG Pts:0
Star Rating
Bronze Medal
spanky said:
peej said:(sigh)
Peej

Sigh off! Use some bloody self control, why should i care that some unbelievably nosey bastard has to read absolutely everything relating to a subject they don't want to know about, care? Do i fuck. If you don't want it spoiled you've got no right to complain if you're nosing around in a bioshock/halo3/franchisesequel10 thread.


You should care because it appears that the majority of users here do.
#16 at 19:27:42 - 21/08/2007
spanky
Flag
Posts:199
Comments:3
Thread Kills:4(2%)
AATG Pts:60
Star Rating
I don't make concessions for dimwits i'm afraid even if they are in the majority. It all boils down to common sense, which from what you're saying is seriously lacking around here.
#17 at 19:55:52 - 21/08/2007
peej
Flag
Posts:14637
Comments:4691
Thread Kills:462(3%)
AATG Pts:400
Star Rating
Gold Medal
I don't see anything in the original post that could've caused such an outburst. Sure, I whinge about spoilers a lot - but then I wouldn't have to if people weren't so cuntwittingly ignorant of other people's potential enjoyment.

Still, ne'er mind. I will play the game to death over the coming week, and enjoy it.

No need to bite my bloody head off every time I try to be polite though. I think I'll just go back to being belligerent..

Peej
#18 at 20:57:41 - 21/08/2007
djchump
Flag
Posts:503
Comments:1
Thread Kills:17(3%)
AATG Pts:0
Star Rating
Erm.. fraid I'll have to chime in with the "Please be considerate with spoilers crowd". It really doesn't take much to make a new "Let's discuss the ending / spoliers for game X / Heroes / Lost etc." thread if you've finished it and want a chat about that - that way people who haven't will know to avoid the thread. It's jsut about labelling the thread *correctly* so that people can use their common sense and avoid it who don't want it spoiled.

I mean, wading in to a "I'm really looking forward to game X" or a thread about Heroes where everyone is watching it at BBC2 pace with blatant spoilers is a bit rude really.
#19 at 21:02:41 - 21/08/2007
Micro_Explosion
Flag
Posts:3361
Comments:83
Thread Kills:129(4%)
AATG Pts:220
Star Rating
Silver Medal
I agree completely - if people want to discuss certain elements that will have spoilers, make a thread where it's clear there will be some in it and don't carry that over to other threads. It seems completely reasonable to me.

Mouseover ones where someone is unsure about whether it's a spoiler seems reasonable too, as long as it's marked as a potential spoiler and not posing as a link.

I don't understand people that deliberately spoil something - anything - that they know will ruin it for someone else.
#20 at 21:43:34 - 21/08/2007
deathgibbon
Flag
Posts:74
Comments:1
Thread Kills:1(1%)
AATG Pts:0
Star Rating
Yup. Please STFU about the story everyone. I meant that in the nicest possible way, of course.
#21 at 21:54:49 - 21/08/2007
Khanivor
Flag
Posts:354
Comments:12
Thread Kills:28(8%)
AATG Pts:80
Star Rating
Bronze Medal
Jesus dies!

Oh, Wrong story.

I'm just staying clear of any thread that isn't of tech nature.
#22 at 01:33:30 - 22/08/2007
spanky
Flag
Posts:199
Comments:3
Thread Kills:4(2%)
AATG Pts:60
Star Rating
peej said:I don't see anything in the original post that could've caused such an outburst.

Don't worry i wasn't singling you out, the whinging is on here, EG, its everywhere!

I just find the whole thing retarded, if you want to discuss a subject you have to spoil that subject for others who've not bothered there arse clueing themselves up about it. Look at the halo3 thread on EG... just a bunch fanboys wanking each other off. NO SPOILER THREADS might as well be completely off topic so as to not offend anyone.

/this is a general rant given by Cunty on the subject of OMG YOU SPOILED IT pussies/
#23 at 11:20:59 - 22/08/2007
Lutzie
Flag
Posts:887
Comments:58
Thread Kills:19(2%)
AATG Pts:120
Star Rating
Silver Medal
/gives Spanky a big hug and a giant sloppy kiss.
#24 at 11:43:15 - 22/08/2007
peej
Flag
Posts:14637
Comments:4691
Thread Kills:462(3%)
AATG Pts:400
Star Rating
Gold Medal
Aye I see what you mean but I did at least try. We've already had some wankshaft on EG starting up a thread entitled "things you should know about the 360 version" with massive spoilers in the first lines of the first post.

Stuff like that was what I was aiming to avoid. Mind you, if you don't like Bioshock at all, EG's going to be a wasteland for the next few weeks or so :)

Peej
#25 at 11:56:11 - 22/08/2007
Lutzie
Flag
Posts:887
Comments:58
Thread Kills:19(2%)
AATG Pts:120
Star Rating
Silver Medal
Yeah the one on EG was

Title: "Just played the 360 demo of bioshock. just gotta say..."

Thread: "Spoiler city."

Prick.
#26 at 12:01:34 - 22/08/2007
Retroid
Flag
Posts:3760
Comments:59
Thread Kills:147(4%)
AATG Pts:155
Star Rating
Bronze Medal
Hence me making the thread here :)
#27 at 12:29:22 - 22/08/2007
lostsoul
Flag
Posts:85
Comments:0
Thread Kills:2(2%)
AATG Pts:0
Star Rating
Lutzie said:Yeah the one on EG was

Title: "Just played the 360 demo of bioshock. just gotta say..."

Thread: "Spoiler city."

Prick.

Eh? That title screams out to me that the thread is more than likely going to contain spoilers.

Unless the thread title explicitly states that it doesn't contain spoilers, then I think people looking to avoid them should be cautious.
#28 at 13:51:50 - 22/08/2007
Lutzie
Flag
Posts:887
Comments:58
Thread Kills:19(2%)
AATG Pts:120
Star Rating
Silver Medal
lostsoul said:
Eh? That title screams out to me that the thread is more than likely going to contain spoilers.


So you expect to find spoilers about the game in a thread about the demo?

Why?
#29 at 16:28:31 - 22/08/2007
peej
Flag
Posts:14637
Comments:4691
Thread Kills:462(3%)
AATG Pts:400
Star Rating
Gold Medal
Better title for this thread?

Peej
#30 at 16:30:52 - 22/08/2007

home