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So many spoiler tags. Why?

posted by Red Panda on - last edited - Viewed by 517 users

Seriously, what is not a spoiler?

How do you talk about a game in any meaningful way without spoiling it?

It just seems like such an arrogant sense of entitlement that a person would go to a forum that does nothing but talk about the game and expect people not to talk about it.

And it makes no sense because depending on how much you've played, if you've played at all, anything can be a spoiler. What is a spoiler for one person may not be for the next.

In this game, because of the choices (I know what you're thinking and save it for another thread) even people that played the same episode can have things spoiled.

The episodes come out months apart so what could you be dying to talk about afters months of discussion and just can't avoid the forums until you've played the latest episode?

Seriously, what is the bright line? Just mentioning anything in ep 1 is a spoiler if you've never played the game.

I just can't wrap my head around this. Is there a time limit? It's a spoiler for 2 weeks after the last release? I mean, how does it work? I just don't get it.

Personally, I everything should be considered a spoiler so therefore people should avoid the forum if they don't want anything spoiled. Seriously.

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  • @Red Panda said: So, spoiler tags are important to you so you can feel safe to come here to complain about having to wait 2 weeks longer than other people? When you put it like that, I can see the error in my thinking!



    Yes they are important as I do not want it spoiled for myself as for a lot of people it got spoiled for them and part of the plot got spoiled for me in the Thread about Episode 3 being late. Am I complaining about waiting 2 weeks extra? No I am not but a lot of people are complaining and to be honest they have a point to it since TTG promised that Episode 3 would be released at roughly the same time as every other system and since it is not a lot of people are angry.

    I am more angry about something else entirely which is the Skrim DLC Dawnguard might never ever come to PS3. But then again they "had problems" with Fallout 3 DLC then they magically fixed it after Xbox and PC had all the DLC so I do not know what to believe.

    Edit: Just found out that Episode 3 is not on the EU PSN update. Now this means it might come on a odd day like Episode 2 did which was a Friday not a Wednesday. Or as someone from Sony said "it could be next week alas I do not wish to get your hopes up."

  • @Zargus said: Yes they are important as I do not want it spoiled for myself as for a lot of people it got spoiled for them and part of the plot got spoiled for me in the Thread about Episode 3 being late.


    Okay, so it got ruined for you regardless of spoiler tags? And so the solution is to keep using them? http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/insane

    @Zargus said: Am I complaining about waiting 2 weeks extra? No I am not but TTG promised that Episode 3 would be released at roughly the same time as every other system and since it is not a lot of people are angry.

    I am more angry about something else entirely which is the Skrim DLC Dawnguard might never ever come to PS3. But then again they "had problems" with Fallout 3 DLC then they magically fixed it after Xbox and PC had all the DLC so I do not know what to believe.
    OKay, you're not complaining? Here's is you not complaining: "It happened to us before with Episode 2, we had to wait I think it was two weeks longer then everyone else because someone screwed up."

    But what makes this so hilarious is right after you say you're not complaining (which you were) you spend the rest of the post complaining. You even start complaining about different games! You don't know how hard I'm laughing. My stomach hurts from laughing so hard.

  • gotta say after all the bs rp comes out with and all these new topics rp makes.

    Spoilers are always going to be a problem regardless of what is done to prevent them.

    there will always be at least 1 asshole who will find a way round the anti spoilers like a miss leading topic headline/thread title someone did that not long ago..

    For the people who have self control it's watch the forums till a date is announced and then once the first release is out avoid every single form of information hub.. simple

    but depending on the delay 'common sense' goes out the window, and in some cases doesn't exist anymore..

    so in my case my carley page was used to spoil ep3 by 3 people, my own fault for thinking they would be questions about ep3 release not the content.

    so for ep4 i will prob's stay on my xbox all the time till it's out on pc if ttg decide to take the piss again and release it first on xbox/psn NA again..and then have to wait for ttg direct and origin to get it before steam...

  • @Red Panda said: Okay, so it got ruined for you regardless of spoiler tags? And so the solution is to keep using them? http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/insane



    Do I want the rest of the plot ruined? No I don't.

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/common+sense
    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/polite

    @Red Panda said: OKay, you're not complaining? Here's is you not complaining: "It happened to us before with Episode 2, we had to wait I think it was two weeks longer then everyone else because someone screwed up."

    But what makes this so hilarious is right after you say you're not complaining (which you were) you spend the rest of the post complaining. You even start complaining about different games! You don't know how hard I'm laughing. My stomach hurts from laughing so hard.

    That which you quoted from me from another post is not me complaining just like the rest of the post. It was me stating facts. You obviously did not read my post and just skimmed through it. That or you can not read very well :p

    And laugh all you want at all the none complaining I have done (I must be a good comedian then) but put yourself in a EU PS3 users position (not me as I am fine with waiting). Episode 2 was late, you have been told by TTG that Episode 3 will be released around the same time as everyone else to only find out that you have to wait another 2 weeks maybe more. As I said a lot of people are angry about it because they have been promised and TTG have broken that promise and most of them have bought the Season Pass like I have but I am smart enough to wait.

    @Red Panda said: gotta say after all the bs rp comes out with and all these new topics rp makes.

    Spoilers are always going to be a problem regardless of what is done to prevent them.

    there will always be at least 1 asshole who will find a way round the anti spoilers like a miss leading topic headline/thread title someone did that not long ago..

    For the people who have self control it's watch the forums till a date is announced and then once the first release is out avoid every single form of information hub.. simple

    but depending on the delay 'common sense' goes out the window, and in some cases doesn't exist anymore..

    so in my case my carley page was used to spoil ep3 by 3 people, my own fault for thinking they would be questions about ep3 release not the content.

    so for ep4 i will prob's stay on my xbox all the time till it's out on pc if ttg decide to take the piss again and release it first on xbox/psn NA again..and then have to wait for ttg direct and origin to get it before steam...

    This^

  • @Zargus said: Do I want the rest of the plot ruined? No I don't.

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/common+sense
    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/polite



    That which you quoted from me from another post is not me complaining just like the rest of the post. It was me stating facts. You obviously did not read my post and just skimmed through it. That or you can not read very well :p

    And laugh all you want and the none complaining I have done (I must be a good comedian) but put yourself in a EU PS3 users position (not me as I am fine with waiting). Episode 2 was late, you have been told by TTG that Episode 3 will be released around the same time as everyone else to only find out that you have to wait another 2 weeks maybe more. As I said a lot of people are angry about it because they have been promised and TTG have broken that promise.



    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/complain:

    Verb:
    1. Express dissatisfaction or annoyance about a state of affairs or an event. You obviously not dissatisfied or annoyed: "It happened to us before with Episode 2, we had to wait I think it was two weeks longer then everyone else because someone screwed up. Don't know who it was but someone did and did not own up to it."
    2.State that one is suffering from (a pain or other symptom of illness): "Episode 2 was late, you have been told by TTG that Episode 3 will be released around the same time as everyone else to only find out that you have to wait another 2 weeks maybe more." You're obviously really suffering having to wait all that time! lol)

    Yeah, I think my reading comprehension is fine. But keep it up. I'm cracking up so hard right now. This is so funny.

  • @Red Panda said: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/complain:

    Verb:
    1. Express dissatisfaction or annoyance about a state of affairs or an event. You obviously not dissatisfied or annoyed: "It happened to us before with Episode 2, we had to wait I think it was two weeks longer then everyone else because someone screwed up. Don't know who it was but someone did and did not own up to it."
    2.State that one is suffering from (a pain or other symptom of illness): "Episode 2 was late, you have been told by TTG that Episode 3 will be released around the same time as everyone else to only find out that you have to wait another 2 weeks maybe more." You're obviously really suffering having to wait all that time! lol)

    Yeah, I think my reading comprehension is fine. But keep it up. I'm cracking up so hard right now. This is so funny.



    Yes I think you can not read at all because you are twisting my words to suit your own argument when I can gather others see my point which you blatantly ignore. From what I have seen on the boards and this topic I think I can safely say I smell a troll. :p

  • @Zargus said: Yes I think you can not read at all because you are twisting my words to suit your own argument when I can gather others see my point which you blatantly ignore. From what I have seen on the boards and this topic I think I can safely say I smell a troll. :p



    I'm not trolling. And from what I gather, others don't see your point. At all.

    How are you not complaining? Were you not angry or annoyed about the ep release and expressed it? That's the definition of an complaint What am I twisting around?

  • @Red Panda said: I'm not trolling. And from what I gather, others don't see your point. At all.

    How are you not complaining? Were you not angry or annoyed about the ep release and expressed it? That's the definition of an complaint What am I twisting around?



    You are asking if I was angry or annoyed about Episode 2 being released late? No I was not. Where other EU and rest or the PS3 world? A lot where yes but I was not one of them at all.

  • I understand what you mean. Maybe they should do what other forums do and have a general discussion (spoilers allowed) and general discussion (no spoilers). I suppose that would solve the issue. Most forums do this actually.

  • I think that's what they were trying to do... yet... some took it as a personal challenge. lol

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