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> Now that is April Fools, Heres to all the April Fools...
lord_cack
post Apr 1 2005, 11:06 AM
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Now thats a great april fools joke.. Better than last year. Congrats :D
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post Apr 1 2005, 11:24 AM
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Except for the fact it's completely unbelivable.

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post Apr 1 2005, 12:08 PM
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Its not so much that is believeable, cause its clearly not, its just a very nice response to those who kept on saying "This has got to be an April Fools." right up till the end. I mean come on, everyone knew they were gonna do something today, I just like what they did.
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post Apr 1 2005, 12:09 PM
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It isn't better than last year. It isn't even funny. It seems to come more from annoyance than from humor.

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post Apr 1 2005, 12:09 PM
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oooo almost for a second i was fooled then i saw the new forum for it an knew it had to be fake...... but it could be a double bluff and they are going to skip out SR4 altogether and go straight on to SR5??

hehehehhe


torz x :D :spin: :spin: :spin: :spin:
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post Apr 1 2005, 12:16 PM
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QUOTE (Kagetenshi)
It isn't better than last year. It isn't even funny. It seems to come more from annoyance than from humor.

~J

I can't imagine why they might be annoyed... :S
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post Apr 1 2005, 01:39 PM
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QUOTE (Kagetenshi)
It isn't better than last year. It isn't even funny. It seems to come more from annoyance than from humor.

I honestly don't blame them. Criticism is a good thing, but constant attacks despite reassurances and constant statements of "you haven't even seen what we've done yet" tends to provoke people.

Most of the posts I see here are really unbelievable to me to the point of literally boggling my mind.
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post Apr 1 2005, 02:33 PM
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Humor is kind of like rock'n'roll. In the same way you can tell that a song is rock, or that a song isn't rock, just by listening to it, you can tell if a joke/April Fool's Day gag is funny just by reading it.

Am I the only one who feels a little bit saturated with new Shadowrun edition jokes? Before all of the SR4 angst exploded, an SR4 April Fool's joke would have been funny (hell, it was funny...last year). Now an SR5 joke just seems a little tired. A little, eh? what? meh.

Now, an April Fool's gag about SR4 (for example, that its planned to only release it to Gamecube, as per Microsoft's reserved rights, and never to any other console/system), that would be a funny joke.

I can understand if the good folks at Fanpro/Wizkids are busy though. I can dig it.

/tired of the angst. Raise your hand if you just wants to play some SR4...
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post Apr 1 2005, 02:50 PM
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Some parts were good, but I kinda liked last years.

... after my cyberheart restarted, that's is.
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post Apr 1 2005, 03:23 PM
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QUOTE (RangerJoe)

I can understand if the good folks at Fanpro/Wizkids are busy though. I can dig it.

/tired of the angst. Raise your hand if you just wants to play some SR4...

One hand raising here! :D
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post Apr 1 2005, 03:50 PM
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See, a good April fool sjoke would have been to announce that the previous SR4 annoucement was a gag, when it wasn't
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post Apr 1 2005, 04:53 PM
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Oh this is just great I am really getting pissed off at this BS first they expect me to go out and buy SR4 in Aug.

Now they make this announcement that after one month I will have to stop playing SR4 or lose my life and go out and pay another 150 bucks for SR5.

Look I'm all for a new edition but 2 new editions over the time span of one month that is it if they really do this I'm done no more Shadowrun for me.

I think everyone here should follow my example and do the same exact thing.

Oh by the way for those of you who seem to go through life believing everything everyone tells you then you should now that this rant is a joke meant to be funny in light of all the BS people seen to be yelling out over SR4.

Have a nice day oh and yes last years April fools was better.

Then again anything to fancy this year may have gone over way worse than the news about the reality of SR4 so that is why I think they went with something a little less involved

It was still a little funny in my opinion good job and hats off to Rob and to all involved in SR4 just make us the best product you can please.
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post Apr 1 2005, 06:28 PM
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I guess they finally came to their senses and jumped on the OGL thingy. Now every fan boy out there can integrate. Not only will you be able to play a cybered out street sam you'll be able to throw him up against the constructs from Eberon.

Genius....
Pure Genius...


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Too bad it didn't say SR4 instead SR5 as being the April fool's joke
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post Apr 1 2005, 06:31 PM
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not to mention the fact that at $150 it is a steal...compared to the ridiculous prices you would have to pay if you wanted an SR3 hardback.
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post Apr 1 2005, 07:16 PM
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I would have been more fooled had they annouced simply that SR4 would be d20 and included all the other setup they had.
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post Apr 1 2005, 07:26 PM
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Whether or not annoyance is understandable, it's not particularly professional.
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post Apr 1 2005, 07:40 PM
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I just think it's amusing that the people most insulted by it are the people it's targeted at by and large (ie, those that have been muttering about various aspects of the game despite reassurances). :)
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post Apr 1 2005, 07:35 PM
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I'm not insulted. Just a tad disappointed. There's been very little information, so the only real reassurance has been "We know what we're doing, quit whining."
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post Apr 1 2005, 08:02 PM
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Still irritated at SR$.

Not insulted by the joke. It was mildly amusing at best.

But yeah, it does seem to be a poke at those of us that are not happy with SR$. Which, yeah - not very professional)

I can take it.

They obviously have a problem with criticism.


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post Apr 1 2005, 08:08 PM
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Well for critism to be valid, there has to be some material to critisize. We don't even have that yet. So maybe it's not critisism they can't handle but unfounded accusations.

Besides, we can get all in their face on these forums but they're not allowed one little return salvo once a year?
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post Apr 1 2005, 08:00 PM
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haha, yeah. those damn money-grubbers at wizkid$. all the freelancers i know are loaded.

i doubt it's that they have a problem with criticism. if Rob had a problem with criticism, he wouldn't still be doing SR. i think it's perfectly okay for them to have a problem with your criticism, though, Eldritch, since you've come out and plainly stated that you're mad at them for things that you completely made up. that's like when my mom gets mad at my dad for something he did in one of her dreams.
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post Apr 1 2005, 08:13 PM
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QUOTE (Doctor Funkenstein)
QUOTE (Kagetenshi @ Apr 1 2005, 06:09 AM)
It isn't better than last year. It isn't even funny. It seems to come more from annoyance than from humor.

I honestly don't blame them. Criticism is a good thing, but constant attacks despite reassurances and constant statements of "you haven't even seen what we've done yet" tends to provoke people.

Most of the posts I see here are really unbelievable to me to the point of literally boggling my mind.

Amen brother! Preach it!
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post Apr 1 2005, 08:20 PM
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There is information available: we have the scant details provided, which promise fairly significant changes, and we have FanPro's track record. It's incomplete information, but it's enough floating about for questioning minds to formulate ideas. So while there may be a lot of silly complaints and accusations floating about, I can't muster that much sympathy for FanPro--they're the ones running a business here.

It would be one thing if there was some sort of dialogue going on. But to paraphrase someone else, the entries on the Shadowrun official page read more like message board posts than official news. Making official updates in a state of pique, even as a joke, seems a bit unprofessional. But that's just my opinion.
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post Apr 1 2005, 08:23 PM
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Fictionally overheard at the developers table:

"Ok you guys start writing. I'll go find out what the users want."


:eek:



That's how i run all my projects. :grinbig:
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post Apr 1 2005, 08:35 PM
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there's a difference between questioning developments and sinking into a psychosis-induced fantasy world. questioning developments is fine; it shows interest, it sparks ideas, it promotes good change. fantasizing about what FanPro might be doing, and then getting mad at them for what happened in your daydream--which is 90% of the complaints i've seen here--is not only unproductive, it's unhealthy.
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