Claim Your HYPE - The SW Hype Thread Sticky

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#101 Posted by zassimick (10421 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

@zassimick: Ahhh, that's fair. I just wanted a sig to commemorate my newest waifu, the new Zelda, but it's alright if you're over making sigs lol

I'll take some personal requests, though I'll be more picky about what I take on. I'm happy to craft you a new sig with Breath of the Wild's Zelda. Give me till the weekend and I'll PM you something to see what you think.

@charizard1605 said:

Chozo deleted his profile. The NieR hype thread is now open, I suppose, or was there a reserve?

No record in this thread of a reserve. Looks like shadowchronicle had wanted it back in your original thread.

@shadowchronicle, if you're around and want it the hype thread for NiER Automata is yours.

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#102 Edited by charizard1605 (82678 posts) -

@zassimick: Thanks! Make it Zelda focused though, I've a crush on her :-3

you da bess, zass

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#103 Posted by cainetao11 (35697 posts) -

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@cainetao11: Part of the stating that "I hype the game X but I think it will be a Y" stems from the old metagame. You weren't guessing what you think the game will end up being, you're trying to play the minds of the ever-fluctuating Gamespot reviewers, and the industry as a whole. Predicting how their taste and insight falls in line with what the developers and publishers have shown versus what the game truly ends up being by the end.

So I find Deus Ex dull, despite that, I wouldn't hype it a 6/10 because I'm trying to correctly guess what Gamespot will give it, so I'll go with an 8/10.

There are exceptions to this, like Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker which was robbed of its 10/10.

That's just how it used to work. How it is now? Well I assume many are still operating under this mentality.

Its not that I don't understand. I'm posting my opinion it is stupid. The hype is asking, what do you think it will get?

Now of course people are free to post what they want. But so am I criticizing it.

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#104 Posted by aigis (7354 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

@zassimick: Ahhh, that's fair. I just wanted a sig to commemorate my newest waifu, the new Zelda, but it's alright if you're over making sigs lol

The new Zelda looks kinda weird to me, I think its the forehead. I liked the Skyward Sword one better

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#105 Posted by charizard1605 (82678 posts) -

@aigis said:
@charizard1605 said:

@zassimick: Ahhh, that's fair. I just wanted a sig to commemorate my newest waifu, the new Zelda, but it's alright if you're over making sigs lol

The new Zelda looks kinda weird to me, I think its the forehead. I liked the Skyward Sword one better

I like the new Zelda and her forehead :(

Skyward Sword Zelda had botox lips

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#106 Posted by aigis (7354 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:
@aigis said:
@charizard1605 said:

@zassimick: Ahhh, that's fair. I just wanted a sig to commemorate my newest waifu, the new Zelda, but it's alright if you're over making sigs lol

The new Zelda looks kinda weird to me, I think its the forehead. I liked the Skyward Sword one better

I like the new Zelda and her forehead :(

Skyward Sword Zelda had botox lips

now that im looking at it, maybe its the eyebrows

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#107 Posted by charizard1605 (82678 posts) -

@aigis said:
@charizard1605 said:
@aigis said:
@charizard1605 said:

@zassimick: Ahhh, that's fair. I just wanted a sig to commemorate my newest waifu, the new Zelda, but it's alright if you're over making sigs lol

The new Zelda looks kinda weird to me, I think its the forehead. I liked the Skyward Sword one better

I like the new Zelda and her forehead :(

Skyward Sword Zelda had botox lips

now that im looking at it, maybe its the eyebrows

Her eyebrows aren't bad...

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#108 Edited by aigis (7354 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:
@aigis said:
@charizard1605 said:
@aigis said:

The new Zelda looks kinda weird to me, I think its the forehead. I liked the Skyward Sword one better

I like the new Zelda and her forehead :(

Skyward Sword Zelda had botox lips

now that im looking at it, maybe its the eyebrows

Her eyebrows aren't bad...

I dunno, its just something feels... off

Skyward Sword Zelda ftw!

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#109 Posted by charizard1605 (82678 posts) -

@aigis said:
@charizard1605 said:
@aigis said:
@charizard1605 said:
@aigis said:

The new Zelda looks kinda weird to me, I think its the forehead. I liked the Skyward Sword one better

I like the new Zelda and her forehead :(

Skyward Sword Zelda had botox lips

now that im looking at it, maybe its the eyebrows

Her eyebrows aren't bad...

I dunno, its just something feels... off

Skyward Sword Zelda ftw!

Okay, good, this means I get the BotW Zelda all to myself :-3

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#110 Posted by charizard1605 (82678 posts) -

@zassimick khoofia asked me to tell you that he will be unable to do the Horizon thread

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#111 Posted by zassimick (10421 posts) -

@charizard1605: Thanks for the heads up!

If anyone else would like to claim this very anticipated game, it's available!

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#112 Posted by cainetao11 (35697 posts) -

@zassimick said:

@charizard1605: Thanks for the heads up!

If anyone else would like to claim this very anticipated game, it's available!

I actually wanted to buy Horizon more than Nioh until I did all my reading up and choosing stuff for the Hype thread. I hope someone else steps up for Horizon.

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#113 Posted by DaVillain- (33036 posts) -

@cainetao11: @zassimick: @charizard1605: I'll be happy to do it cause I'm totally looking forward to Horizon: Zero Dawn and I already pre-order the digital version of the game as it is. It's a new IP game I want to make sure it get's the supported it needs and not some tiresome known franchise games we been getting. Horizon: Zero Dawn, Mass Effect: Andromeda, & Nier: Automata are the only 3 games I'm looking forward to and sorry cainetao11, I'm not even hype nor picking up Nioh, I'm more interested in Nier: Automata anyways.

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#114 Posted by cainetao11 (35697 posts) -

@davillain-: All good my friend. I look forward to your thread because like you, I have Horizon pre ordered.

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#115 Posted by ArchoNils2 (10231 posts) -

I wonder: Is there some limits on what I am allowed to make a hype thread for? Does it need to be a popular game? Or could I also make a hype thread for the Switch? How about niche titles like GOD WARS Future Past or Touhou Genso Wanderer? How come a huge title like Dragon Quest isn't in the list? Does it need to have a confirmed release date in the US?

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#116 Posted by zassimick (10421 posts) -

@ArchoNils2: The list I provided was a shortlist of options I thought might garner interest in people looking to pick up a hype thread.

In reality, any game could have a hype thread built around it, though I'd caution spending too much time on a thread for more obscure titles since people may not check out the thread if they don't know the game. Granted, that's the point of a hype thread so don't let me stop you!

For a user to claim a hype thread, the game needs to at least be announced. When this thread originally went live, I quickly claimed Kingdom Hearts 3 knowing full well it won't release until like 2019 at the earliest. So no release date needed, but you can only claim two hype threads and I will check in periodically with users to make sure they are still around--if not, the hype thread will become available again!

Lastly, as for the Switch... @charizard1605, were you planning on doing anything for that? I thought at one point I would but it's my busy time of year at work and won't be able to get to it. :[ Otherwise, yes that can be something that can be arranged.

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#117 Posted by charizard1605 (82678 posts) -

@zassimick: If someone else wants the Switch thread, I think they should do it! If no one has claimed something by, say, Feb 20, I'll step up and take it.

Is that okay?

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#118 Posted by ArchoNils2 (10231 posts) -

I would love to make a Switch hype thread as I am really hyped for it. However, I do not have any experience making a hype thread (yet), it would be my first. So I'm not sure if I'm qualified for such a huge release ^^

I was thinking about having OP with all the Info on hardware (The Switch, Joycons, classic controllers etc. but also release date and price), a second post with the software (launch titles with trailers, followed by upcoming games) and have a 3rd one reserved for future use (maybe news or online functions, depends on what we'll get until launch).

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#119 Edited by zassimick (10421 posts) -

@ArchoNils2: Certainly give it a go! If you need any help, don't hesitate to reach out here or in a PM to charizard1605 or myself and we're happy to offer you a bit of advice or provide you with a little help if needed.

That set up sounds very good for the hype thread. My recommendation is type and prepare everything out in Word ahead of time. When ready to post the thread, create the first post and once you publish it, quickly make two more posts in the thread that say [RESERVED]. Then, go back and edit those posts in with the content you had planned for the second and third posts.

If you don't hurry like that, someone is bound to respond to your thread quickly and break up the flow of your posts. Also, I advise you to not use a poll since your OP will be filled with info.

The Switch goes live on March 3rd, so I would recommend giving the thread a lot of time to have discussion. An expected date for it would be February 22nd, and I think anything later than the 27th becomes too late for a hype thread.

EDIT: Also, in the second post in this thread I have links to a bunch of old hype threads. If you need inspiration on format or anything, you should give those a look.

Let us know if we can offer any assistance!

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#120 Posted by DaVillain- (33036 posts) -

@zassimick: I think @FireEmblem_Man should have that honor to do Switch hype thread since he's been cool with it and he's been pretty excited this time around if you ask me.

Also as for Horizon hype thread, I'll have it up Feb, 20th.

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#121 Posted by ArchoNils2 (10231 posts) -

First of all: thank you for the opportunity to make the hype thread for the Switch and your advises.

Would the weekend of the 18th and 19th be too early to post it? I was thinking about posting the thread on the weekend so I can react fast, if people give me suggestions to the hype thread.

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#122 Posted by zassimick (10421 posts) -

@davillain-: I actually don't have any record of FireEmblem_Man doing hype threads, so not even sure he'd be interested. I'm sure it would be a good one though!

To offer him the honor without coming in to make the claim negates the purpose of this thread, especially when ArchoNils2 has now expressed interest. So unless ArchoNils2 finds he is unable to create the thread in time, we'll honor his request.

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#123 Edited by DaVillain- (33036 posts) -

@zassimick: My bad, I miss his post about it. This was my opinion however.

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#124 Posted by ArchoNils2 (10231 posts) -

@davillain-: @zassimick: I am able to deliver in time, already started with the structure of the post on one of my wordpress sites. But I don't want to stand in any ones way. If you think FireEmblem_Man is better suited for it, I can step back for him. Just make sure to tell me soon enough, because I already started working on it. Of course I would also be willing to work with him together, if that's an option?

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#125 Posted by DaVillain- (33036 posts) -

@ArchoNils2 said:

@davillain-: @zassimick: I am able to deliver in time, already started with the structure of the post on one of my wordpress sites. But I don't want to stand in any ones way. If you think FireEmblem_Man is better suited for it, I can step back for him. Just make sure to tell me soon enough, because I already started working on it. Of course I would also be willing to work with him together, if that's an option?

I think you'll do well. If however you need any Nintendo Switch pics for your hype thread, feel free to PM me and I'll gladly help out however I can. Also, I'm not in charge of these hype threads, that's Zass's job but I don't mind heling anyone or you out however.

Good Luck!

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#126 Posted by ArchoNils2 (10231 posts) -

@davillain-: Thank you very much for your offer. I'll come back to your offer if I get stuck somewhere :)

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#127 Posted by FireEmblem_Man (18710 posts) -

@zassimick said:

@davillain-: I actually don't have any record of FireEmblem_Man doing hype threads, so not even sure he'd be interested. I'm sure it would be a good one though!

To offer him the honor without coming in to make the claim negates the purpose of this thread, especially when ArchoNils2 has now expressed interest. So unless ArchoNils2 finds he is unable to create the thread in time, we'll honor his request.

I think he meant that one Nintendo Switch Presentation thread I did last month before Desmonic hijacked it, locked it, and created his own. I've long passed that

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#128 Posted by ArchoNils2 (10231 posts) -

@FireEmblem_Man: Hey, nice to see you in this thread. Did you see the discussion?
Were you interested in doing a Switch Hype thread? If so, are you okay with me doing it?

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#129 Posted by FireEmblem_Man (18710 posts) -

@ArchoNils2 said:

@FireEmblem_Man: Hey, nice to see you in this thread. Did you see the discussion?

Were you interested in doing a Switch Hype thread? If so, are you okay with me doing it?

Naw, I'm good! You go on ahead :)

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#130 Posted by charizard1605 (82678 posts) -

Relinquishing the Zelda hype thread. I am unable to find the time to do it. I only hope whoever else does it does it justice

@zassimick, just so you won't miss this post.

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#131 Edited by DaVillain- (33036 posts) -

@charizard1605: Unable to find time? Charz, when I make a hype thread, it takes me like 20-30 minutes, not like hours. This is what I do, write notes on your Blog page, use images to match your hype thread and when your ready to post it in SW, just use all the notes/images from your save blog and copy/paste it in SW and delete your blog. I do hope my tip helps you out and I only update my own blog when I have new notes to add before the deadline.

Giving the fact that you are always here, I find it hard to believe you don't have time lol.

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#132 Posted by kvally (8445 posts) -

Is anyone going to do a Nier thread?

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#133 Posted by Heil68 (58170 posts) -

8.0 AA is my guess.

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#134 Posted by phbz (3840 posts) -

Good ep again. Just keeps having some pace issues.

Nioh... I'm dragging my ass through FFXV and as soon as I finish it I'll get to it. My only concern with the game is not the difficulty but that it lacks the feeling of adventure I get from DS. And that sense of discovery, exploration and adventure is what keeps pushing me to the end.

About ME, I love the trilogy. Picked up the 1st at a time in my life when gaming was a bit on the far background and was blown away. And with the 3rd one I was not bothered at all by the ending. But right now I'm not feeling it for Andromeda.

Nier... Hum, I was kind of excited about it but the Demo completely killed my already mild hype. Bayo2 was such a superb gameplay experience and I was expecting Nier to be up there too. But it just felt bland both in gameplay and visually.

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#135 Posted by zassimick (10421 posts) -

@kvally said:

Is anyone going to do a Nier thread?

I tagged a user who might have been interested when I found out the one who originally claimed NieR had disabled his account, but no response.

If you'd like to claim it, it's yours. Otherwise we do not have a person yet to do the thread.

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#136 Edited by aigis (7354 posts) -

@zassimick: From what I've seen Nier is March 7, I can do one if nobody else wants to

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#137 Edited by jg4xchamp (61473 posts) -

Hmmm A champ hype thread. Would I have to acknolwedge the existence of the first Nier? because that game sucks.

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#138 Edited by Desmonic (19933 posts) -

@jg4xchamp: You're doing a hype thread? lol can't wait :P But yeah, no need to actually focus on previous games if you don't want to. Just go all in with this one.

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#139 Posted by jg4xchamp (61473 posts) -

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@jg4xchamp: You're doing a hype thread? lol can't wait :P But yeah, no need to actually focus on previous games if you don't want to. Just go all in with this one.

Nah mad work. I'd actually have to learn how to photoshop.

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#140 Posted by Desmonic (19933 posts) -

@jg4xchamp: Pffft. I made an all MS Paint Hype Thread for UC4 lol

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#141 Posted by jg4xchamp (61473 posts) -

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@jg4xchamp: Pffft. I made an all MS Paint Hype Thread for UC4 lol

I know, you treated Uncharted with the level of respect it deserves. None what so ever.

I would be obligated to treat Platinum Games and their fight for survival with the level of respect it deserves, and that's mad work.

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#142 Posted by Desmonic (19933 posts) -

@jg4xchamp: Hey man, it took me like....................15 minutes to make all of that!

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#143 Posted by jg4xchamp (61473 posts) -

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@jg4xchamp: Hey man, it took me like....................15 minutes to make all of that!

About as much effort as Naughty Dog puts into their gameplay, i see what you did there.

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#144 Posted by Desmonic (19933 posts) -

@jg4xchamp:

What more does one need to know what's in Uncharted? :P

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#145 Posted by MightyMuna (1766 posts) -

8/10 for NieR Automata

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#146 Edited by DaVillain- (33036 posts) -

@MightyMuna said:

8/10 for NieR Automata

That's not how this thread works. This isn't a NieR: Automata hype thread.

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#147 Posted by ArchoNils2 (10231 posts) -

@zassimick: I started putting my Hype thread into my blog and will finish it on Friday. Would you mind checking out whether I'm on the right part or not? A lot of info is still missing and it has some swiss-german notes in it, but I guess it's far enough to see whether or not the direction is okay?

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#148 Posted by charizard1605 (82678 posts) -

@ArchoNils2: I know you didn't ask me, but it looks like it is coming along excellently well!

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#149 Posted by ArchoNils2 (10231 posts) -

@charizard1605: Thank you very much for your feedback :) I'm a bit nervous because it's my first hype thread and I think a thread for a new system is huge. It helps reading that I'm on the right path :)

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#150 Posted by zassimick (10421 posts) -

@ArchoNils2: It's looking very nice! When possible, utilize the "Paragraph" text rather than a header options. When there's so much large, bold text on the page from using the header font type, it becomes difficult to read (like your Games lists.) Otherwise, you have some great information there! Keep it up!