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Re: IRC chat with Toys for Bob on 2007-06-13
« Reply #105 on: June 14, 2007, 03:06:38 pm »

I've changed the file to tfbchat-20070613-clean. It's more consistent with the logs of the previous chat too.

Shiver: at one point when I happened to look, there were over 80 people present. I'm not sure what the peak was.

Valaggar: Get over the Utwig voice already. I think this fragment was specifically shameful:
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23:02 <+PR3> Starflight was the big daddy.  Greg Johnson is a design god.
23:02 < Valaggar> Down with Greg Johnson and his Utwig voice!
What were you thinking? What was the purpose of this remark? You just wanted to let TFB know that you disliked their choice for the Utwig voice, using even harsher tones than before? What did you think would happen? Did you expect TFB to reply "You are right, we were wrong. We're going to do it over right after the chat?"
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Re: IRC chat with Toys for Bob on 2007-06-13
« Reply #106 on: June 14, 2007, 03:20:03 pm »

Wow, whoever made the comment about high-res posters of the alien races, what a comment!

Someone on good terms with TFB needs to push this idea.  I can imagine there are plenty of people who would buy multiple (one having all the races would also be pretty neat) posters.

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Re: IRC chat with Toys for Bob on 2007-06-13
« Reply #107 on: June 14, 2007, 03:27:11 pm »

Valaggar: Get over the Utwig voice already. I think this fragment was specifically shameful:
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23:02 <+PR3> Starflight was the big daddy.  Greg Johnson is a design god.
23:02 < Valaggar> Down with Greg Johnson and his Utwig voice!
What were you thinking? What was the purpose of this remark? You just wanted to let TFB know that you disliked their choice for the Utwig voice, using even harsher tones than before? What did you think would happen? Did you expect TFB to reply "You are right, we were wrong. We're going to do it over right after the chat?"

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OK, OK. I just got overly excited with that voice before the chat, you know. I actually regretted that remark immediately after I made it (in fact, I had also confused <+PR3> with another name, so I didn't know that I was replying to Paul).
I don't have any problem with Johnson, in fact - not even in terms of voice acting (except the Utwig voice, of course).
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Re: IRC chat with Toys for Bob on 2007-06-13
« Reply #108 on: June 14, 2007, 04:58:22 pm »

Thanks for the logs Meep-eep. I was able to log in, but work kept me from catching most of it - I caught only glimpses of the chat. And in true neophyte fashion, I didn't figure out the log feature of the chat program until later. So thanks again, and thanks especially to the guys over at TFB! Grin
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Re: IRC chat with Toys for Bob on 2007-06-13
« Reply #109 on: June 14, 2007, 05:11:10 pm »

Post chat reflections follow:
Well, no Star Control sequel. I think that maybe the chat re-focused them on the possibility, but it's no sure thing...yet.

I was disapointed to find out that TFB is so behind on their videogame consumption. I mean, I understand liking Super Bomberman still (who doesnt) but to never have heard of Starscape. I almost want to e-mail them a list of suggestions to check out: Starscape, wierd worlds, Timewarp, the new wing commander on XBL. You'd think for someone who made a living making videogames they'd know what the competition was up to a bit more. They're up on their sci-fi tho, and that's good.

I was pleased that they considered the Star Control posters (my idea). Seriously, this franchise is so merchandisable.

It was awesome to participate in this one.
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Re: IRC chat with Toys for Bob on 2007-06-13
« Reply #110 on: June 14, 2007, 05:30:08 pm »

If I may say something... (read:
============If I may say something============)

I think it's good that they don't play (too many?  Undecided) newer games, since these are very (stereo)typical and bound to a certain formula (such as RTS, RPG, 4X, FPS) so they would negatively influence the originality of the sequel.
However, they DO need to play some more serious games (besides Bomberman) or the sequel will end up like a sort of Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure in space.
(No, don't worry, it won't; they seem to have come to hate that game:
23:36 <+PR3> No sequel to Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure? Wink
23:37 <@Meep-Eep> Is that the sequel you are working on now?
23:37 <+PR3> NO! What about the balance of story vs. melee?  Which fires you up more?)
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Re: IRC chat with Toys for Bob on 2007-06-13
« Reply #111 on: June 14, 2007, 05:50:51 pm »

I should have asked more about what they were working on. At least whether the sequel is to one of those licensed games, or to one of their original games.
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Re: IRC chat with Toys for Bob on 2007-06-13
« Reply #112 on: June 14, 2007, 05:55:01 pm »

I'm sure floored they wished me good luck on my exam. I know its so dorky, but I got so excited when I read the chat logs after haha.
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Re: IRC chat with Toys for Bob on 2007-06-13
« Reply #113 on: June 14, 2007, 06:26:14 pm »

Many thanks to all those who made this possible! I don't think I've been so giddy to get a chance to talk to people I admire in years.

Quote from: From the chat (and spellchecked because I'm ashamed of making a typo)
23:51 <@fOSSiL> <CeeVee> Juffo-Wup always did sound like a food topping to me...
23:52 <+PR3> YOU MOCK JUFFO-WUP!?  HOLY WAR ENSUES!!!

...And apparently I started a Mycon Holy War against me. Oops. Embarrassed
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Re: IRC chat with Toys for Bob on 2007-06-13
« Reply #114 on: June 15, 2007, 12:02:16 am »

Well, no Star Control sequel. I think that maybe the chat re-focused them on the possibility, but it's no sure thing...yet.
Toys for Bob's site has been updated! Go and see!

I was disapointed to find out that TFB is so behind on their videogame consumption. I mean, I understand liking Super Bomberman still (who doesnt) but to never have heard of Starscape.
I always thought that Starscape worked pretty well (ish) as a game, but the gathering of minerals became tedious (more tedious than that of Star Control 2, even! :O) and that the in-game text was horribly written,  unlike that of Space Rangers 2, which actually was written in Engrish instead of English, but which ingame texts were so extremely funny and descriptive, that it made it all a whole lot of fun.

It was awesome to participate in this one.
Seconded! Paul and Fred still have a lot of humour left in them for the SC2 sequel! Cheesy
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Re: IRC chat with Toys for Bob on 2007-06-13
« Reply #115 on: June 15, 2007, 06:11:26 am »

Oh, yeah, thanks for the posters comment! Cheesy  I want some posters SO BAD now.  Especially an Orz one.  I know just where I'd put it up.

(I mean, I guess I could always paint one myself, but... official merch!  Official merch!!!!)
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Re: IRC chat with Toys for Bob on 2007-06-13
« Reply #116 on: June 16, 2007, 12:05:35 pm »

A question that doesn't fit the chat:

Was there ever a planned "final form" for the Chmmr? I mean, you interrupted the process by speeding it up, and the end result was not what they had planned. Did you ever plan how this "complete" Chmmr form would look?

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23:30 <@Meep-Eep> < Valaggar> Was there ever a planned "final form" for the Chmmr? I mean, you interrupted the process by speeding it up, and the end result was not what they had planned.

Someone misappropriated my question. Sad Still it appears that they never really considered it, it'll be interesting how they deal with it in any evntual sequel. Other than that, interesting chat, though the IRX format always seems really cluttered to me.
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Re: IRC chat with Toys for Bob on 2007-06-13
« Reply #117 on: June 16, 2007, 01:39:02 pm »

The important thing is the question, not who asked it. Besides, I asked it before you Tongue.

Valaggar was the one who sent me this question during the chat.
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Re: IRC chat with Toys for Bob on 2007-06-13
« Reply #118 on: June 16, 2007, 01:45:39 pm »

I agree, I should have said "<Lukipela> <<question>>", not just "<<question>>".
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Re: IRC chat with Toys for Bob on 2007-06-13
« Reply #119 on: June 16, 2007, 10:48:55 pm »

The important thing is the question, not who asked it. Besides, I asked it before you Tongue.

Valaggar was the one who sent me this question during the chat.


Did you now?

Just to make it clear though, it really is immaterial where the question came from, I was just playing silly buggers. The answer si the important part.

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I agree, I should have said "<Lukipela> <<question>>", not just "<<question>>".

Don't be silly, you actually participated in the chat.
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