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  1. Is there a way to delete or close an account that I'm somehow missing in the settings? Gut instinct is no, but maybe there's something shoved deep down?

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      On this board? No. Admins won't do it for you either except in the most exceptional of circumstances. If you want out, change your email address to a fake one and change your password to gibberish so you can't log back in.

    2. CleverSonicUsername


      Well barf. Thanks though. I know some boards let you, most don't, figured I'd check.

    3. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Why do you wanna leave?

    4. CleverSonicUsername


      My friends cannot stand hearing about Sonic and have written Mania off already as a pathetic nostalgia grab, so basically I registered here because I really wanted to talk about it but didn't have any other outlet to. That said, I had also planned to bounce once I got to a point where I felt ready for a media blackout, and I think I'm pretty much there. I was hoping to make it to the release date reveal before another Zone or something dropped but oh well.

      Conventional logic would say I just don't visit the board until I've played the game, but I also don't trust myself to have an open account and not habitually check in and ignore the temptation to post. If it's closed I think I'd have a much easier time dropping it since I couldn't directly engage in a conversation.

    5. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Oh hey, before you go can I suggest something else that might actually really help? It'll help even on the wider internet, not just SSMB. It's a really good plugin for Chrome that will block any element containing certain text strings. I've currently got mine set up for a few phrases like "Sonic Mania", "New Zone", "Studiopolis", "Mirage Saloon" and more. You can add as many filters as you like. I used it previously to avoid anything related to Sun/Moon before release, and I managed to have virtually nothing spoiled at all. Not even on Youtube, Facebook and random posts elsewhere on the web. This plugin is an absolute lifesaver.

      Here's what the Sonic Youtube Channel looks like with my current filter list:

    6. CleverSonicUsername


      Thank you, I'll look into that. It'll certainly help on sites like Youtube, which is just as prone to inadvertently spoiling stuff for me.

    7. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Absolutely. You can avoid the Sonic sites if you want to, but unless you excommunicate yourself from the internet it's pretty hard to avoid spoilers. You can disable each element individually if you suspect it's safe (like you want to rewatch an old trailer but the plugin blocks it, or you're on Amazon looking for an item etc). I just don't want to stop seeing your funny avatar.


    8. Blacklightning


      ...not gonna lie, with how much you contribute around here I honestly thought you'd been on the site much longer.

      Gonna miss ya, buddy.

    9. Monkey Destruction Switch

      Monkey Destruction Switch


      It'll be sad to see you go! Are you sure you can't just take a break without making it permanent or is the temptation just too much...?

    10. Spin Attaxx

      Spin Attaxx

      @Blue Blood Out of curiosity, is there a version/equivalent for Firefox?

    11. Gabe


      Shame to hear you're leaving. You're a pretty mellow guy. Take care.

    12. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      @Spin Attaxx Google tells me that there's a few plugins for spoilers on Firefox, but not this same one. No idea how they work since I don't use Firefox myself. 

    13. Spin Attaxx

      Spin Attaxx

      OK, I guess I'll do some looking around whenever "Pokémon Stars" or whatever nears release.

  2. See this is why I want a release date, because I'd rather not know about new zones, even tangentially.
  3. Character creators also seldom act as a draw to a game. It's a ho-hum feature that has been bog standard in games for a long time now. The only time it's a point of interest is when it lets you do something especially crazy, or when it's ludicrously deep like Black Desert (ironically, it's the only part of that game that is engaging!) We don't know the full breadth of what you can do with Force's CaC feature, but from the brief look we got, it does seem to largely be prefab elements that you cycle through, and nobody really gets jazzed up about those. I think at best it'll just be an innocuous feature like most other CaC's are. At worst it'll be a point of mockery because ~cultural reasons~
  4. Edit: Nevermind, an image didn't load originally, the one with the lines laid out showing how time would progress, so I'm probably dead wrong.
  5. That release window of Spring 2017 was also given to us last July. Think about how much things could change or come up during that time. There's a good reason a lot of games fail to meet their initial release window: game development is complicated. Even for something as "small" as Mania. The fact that it has an ESRB rating now and they're already teasing an impending release date reveal should be a good sign that they're not going to miss their Summer window, though.
  6. Data mining demos is pretty prevalent outside of Sonic games too, from what I recall. I remember Arkham Asylum having its full boss roster leaked because people snooped around in the demo. As much as I would love to get my hands on this game in any capacity, there's also something very exciting about knowing I won't be able to until the day of release, and then I can just go through the whole thing at once. Playing a demo, as fun as that would be, might only get me more hyped up and make the wait all the more interminable.
  7. I just watched this whole thing and I now wish for death.
  8. I should clarify that yes I'm aware of this, but as a *~character~*, it's kinda funny how Past Trump would be railing against himself, all things being equal.
  9. It's weird to think how Past Trump would fuckin hate President Trump. He'd be right there with us.
  10. Character customization =/= character creation.
  11. I would like to add that any character creator is only as good as its ability to let you make horrifying monstrosities. If all this lets you do is swap out prefab elements then even at face value it has failed.
  12. Please please please let this be true.
  13. Fair enough. Off reuploads on youtube specifically I don't think it'd have much more than another 200k views from a cursory glance (mind you, just counting straight reups and not reactions, hot takes, etc.) Couldn't tell you the metrics for Facebook or like reuploads using native players on sites like IGN, though.
  14. I'm pretty sure it does unless the video is set to autoplay, then Youtube doesn't count it. Views are also only counted if you watch for about half a minute, and it ceases counting the same person viewing a video multiple times after something like 5 or so views. I doubt that specific video is hitting 5 million views due to normal discrepancies with how Youtube tallies hits. A better metric for how far that video has spread is counting reuploads into the total views. I think the Gamestop one is around 100k, for example. Edit: That's not to discredit that the video has in fact gotten a lot of views, because that's true.