I'm taking it personally because there is a presumption my intentions were to "spam" or, I think, get more little points on my little points ticker. Since joining I've stayed up most nights reading through the forums trying to learn the games. What the h- does spam mean in this case? Does it mean ask people to start a thread that would bring helpful information to one place, instead of making manics like me read through everything and cross-correlate. I care a lot about the basic integrity of the rules of a game, call it an obsession, and I can only assume that people reported my attempt to start such a thread for every board game as "an offense" because it quite ironically garnered a ton of points. I mean, really, please tell me, how on earth is that an offense?
Yes, I get on here at night, insomniacal, and spend my mind's energy ingesting opinion in every direction because I want to get into this company's games and I'm excited about the company and what they're doing for a couple of my favorites, so no my tone is not serious, not in the slightest. Is it supposed to be? Do you really think I care if I am at a certain level of raffle that I might, maybe, win a random game? Well believe it or not, I am not in the slightest bit interested in winning a random game. I am interested in very specific games, study games, and love unique high-integrity systems. Had you read my multiple explanations for why I posted those "spams"... okay I just have to stop again: how is that spam? Really please explain your points of view. Because from here it looks like a bunch of close-minded folk who can't imagine someone genuinely wants to consolidate veteran opinions on game glitches, because, if I may surmise, they themselves are chomping at the bit to gather points and got hot when I got a bunch of them. Please explain how I'm wrong.
And there is NOTHING wrong with posting that thread in games that aren't out yet. The thread is to collect such opinions in one place so people like me didn't have to read a dozen pages of threads and cross-correlate for themselves. That's the POINT! Viewed through a hater's lens though, I can really see how blind one could be to that intent. If it's point envy it's truly ridiculous to me (and what else could it be?) So pardon my flippant attitude. I just have to ask: does my going to Pouchain to translate (and much better than the initial Babelfish attempt I might add) his answers to questions other posters had here not point to my general intent here? I guess I just don't know the proper gamer courtesy, or I stepped on gamer toes. I even saw how such comments as these ruined other posters use of that thread I tried to post, as they were using it for the intended purpose. I always thought people who played games were of above-average intellect, but it's quite apparent that there is a wide range of intelligence, and certain forms can seem good at crunching numbers, while being completely shortsighted and uncreative.
You know what's really funny: I've been playtesting new systems since the Battletech Center opened at North Pier in Chicago. You remember that major moment in what is now the multi-player video game world? No, you probably don't. I was one of the first two people in there pods. And those people would have laughed and applauded me for accidentally discovering how to get high points. I'm sure right now the FFG guys are going, "Huh, we gotta change that point mechanic in our forum boards." (Quick suggestion guys: if someone posts a thread that a lot of people use, that should be worth a lot more points than just posting thread, which any newbie with a rules question can do.) But I think all these words are wasted on you. I think I get what kind of minds I'm being forced to talk to here. Anyway, thank you, HellFury one last time for redirecting my chronic complaint to where it could be answered, it really did help us enjoy my new favorite game more. I guess I'm not serious enough ha! in my love of games for you folks, so I'll research my games the old-fashioned way and stay out of your way to the top. I'm also sorry for trying to help, really. You can go back to your closed circle now and not worry about hearing from a spammer like me again. This forum should have more such spam.
FFG, I love your look. Hope I wasn't too critical in tone but I'm sure you don't care. I'm sure you started these forums to help your games. Ha, I'm also sure reading that a game goes to press when the publisher says so as "Fact" (which was such a powerful revelation for me, thank you) isn't what you want guiding your final call. You guys seem successful enough now and take your time doing a good job. I worked for TSR when their only base was in Wisconsin and the old guys were constantly saying it's important to meet the tolerate-the-errors test, not the deadline. So I just wanted to say I think running all the text by more newbie readers is the only step you guys might be missing (small things like teleport spaces don't have images in Cadwallon—it's your product on this continent after all, and this game's gonna be big—to big things like, well, you know) Oh, Pouchain mentioned she thought the Collector miniatures were being taken out of the mold too early. I'm sure it's just by a few seconds. Maybe you could make a call.