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    Spikey got a reaction from MusicallyInspired in Mixnmojo: Is Paul Trowe of Replay Sabotaging Other Kickstarters?   
    Classy response from my old friend Paul. :huh:
    On the Wisecrack thing, I don't know how many people have followed the AdventureGamers thread:
    http://www.adventuregamers.com/forums/viewthread/172/P90
     
    Steve Ince from Wisecrack has been highly professional regarding the Wisecrack/Replay thing, which cannot be said for Paul. I doubt he's invovled in any underhanded stuff.
     
     
    Anywho, I'm sick of reading about this. This guy needs to disappear until there's Larry news to come out.
     
    On the wives and girlfriends thing, I think Tawnis, Drslash and Frede are all 100%.. Tawmis's comment about being stuck in a man cave feels awfully familiar!
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    Spikey got a reaction from Frede in Piracy Amnesty Week   
    Heading into illogical territory here ;) Noone posting something dumb on the internet is worth getting quite this angry over. 
    But yeah, it IS silly. And the whole thing is a joke, it's not like the Two Guys are even being serious about the whole thing, it's a gag, a jape, a JOKE!!
     

    That's all the more reason we need to get this funded. Itis something that HAS been missing.
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    Spikey reacted to drdrslashvohaul in Piracy Amnesty Week   
    Hmm. I might be slow to the party, but Glans Handerson is a masturbation joke, right?
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    Spikey got a reaction from jocolloman in SpaceVenture News and Rumours   
    Damn.. that explains a lot unfortunately. Hopefully that didn't torpedo the whole thing..
     
    Moving right along, good news that we can see more info. Am i the only one who wants to see some sketches and music rather than play prototypes? :)
     
    Also, will we see a comment by the 2 Guys saying something ala LSL and Jane Jensen's Kickstarters, i.e. "If we're successful, we'll look at the SQ IP again, so make this game a reality!".
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    Spikey reacted to Troels Pleimert in SpaceVenture News and Rumours   
    Hopefully, one day we can tell you the full story. ;) For now, all we can say is that SOMEONE told a little fib about where the 2GFA rights had ended up, and due to this misinformation, the Guys had to sit on their hands and not do any press until the issue was resolved, for fear of litigation.
     
    All is good now, though, and we should see A LOT of new content coming very soon!
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    Spikey got a reaction from MusicallyInspired in SPACE QUEST 5: Story Structure and Plot Point Flaws   
    I think I know where you're coming from, but I always liked the Kehler/Grandstaff scores. Eco Quest 2 and Larry 6 are two of my faves from the GM era. And KQ7 also. Loads and loads of great music. Hardly a bad track in any of those scores.
     
    Now SQ6 is a mixed bag. I'm not saying it's the best Sierra score, or even the best SQ score, that award goes to SQ4 and we all know it.
    There are some bad tracks, in fact there's several, but something that is forgotten (I think) in such a long and large score, much of which is unrecorded in such scores as the QuestStudios score, is that over 50% of the score is very good, which looped is probably more than 45 minutes of music, longer than some of the EGA Sierra scores, JUST in good themes.
     
    I like the SQ6 theme, but I definitely agree it's not the SQ3, 4 or 1VGA theme. I think it fits the game very well, and probably the score fits the game well, being an experiment, a bit of a mishmash, a bit more serious and a bit more wacky, not a serious game with some comedy, matched with orchestral and goofy music like SQ4 and 5.
     
    I guess my point about SQ6 has always been, if you stop comparing SQ6 the game to SQ4 and 5 the games, and the soundtrack to those two soundtracks, what is left is a decent game with (IMO) a great soundtrack. The Orion's Belt themes and the 8-Rear themes are 5 tracks for example that are all very good (except maybe the 3rd Orion one)- 8-Rear Part Two is one of my all-time favourite SQ pieces. I think people have a hard time divorcing SQ6 the game from the soundtrack, and the comparisons to previous games and soundtracks. I like SQ6, so maybe that has an impact on my love for the score.
     
    Heh, and guess which Sierra composer I most recently got in touch with, Brandon- Neal Grandstaff ;)
     
    Enough about that- back to recording SQ4, funnily enough ;)
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    Spikey got a reaction from Frede in Sponsored ads for the SpaceVenture kickstarter...   
    Really good job fellas. Kudos :y:
     
    It's not much, but I added a permalink to my forum news section mentioning tgakick.com.
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    Spikey got a reaction from Troels Pleimert in Music and soundtracks   
    Well, that's another reason to delay hosting the QS files. My advice is to have a link to the QuestStudios website or direct link to the particular SQ soundtrack in question- e.g http://queststudios....q1cd/sq1cd.html .
     
    Maybe also a link to Rarewares (www.rarewares.org) which hosts the largest amount of transcoding/encoding/decoding software for MP3,Ogg,WAV,FLAC. Might be a good idea to link to them anyway..
    This way, fans can convert the QS scores if desired, and we don't have Ogg files on SQN, and keep it all separated out.
     
    BTW, I don't think there's any old wounds- I used to flog the Ogg whip, but at the end of the day, MP3 is a good format nowadays, identical to toher lossy codecs at adequate bitrates, and universally adopted. That's the way we want to go. And if we can host lossless FLAC's on Frans's money, even better.
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    Spikey got a reaction from Troels Pleimert in Music and soundtracks   
    Edited version of Troels's timeline:
     
    -> Space Quest I
    -> -> AGI soundtrack
    (No MIDI soundtrack, just a PC Speaker and possibly other chiptune score on Apple II/et al)
     
    -> Space Quest I VGA
    -> -> QuestStudios enhanced soundtrack
    -> -> Original MIDI files- QuestStudios
    (I need to record a new soundtrack, the one that's out there is bad.)
     
    -> Space Quest II
    -> -> AGI soundtrack
    (No MIDI soundtrack, just a PC Speaker and possibly other chiptune score on Apple II/et al)
     
    -> Space Quest III
    -> -> QuestStudios MIDI-based MT-32 soundtrack (on SQN)
    -> -> QuestStudios short enhanced soundtrack
    -> -> Original MIDI files- QuestStudios
     
    -> Space Quest IV
    -> -> Spikey's MT-32 soundtrack
    -> -> QuestStudios MIDI-based Sound Canvas (General MIDI) soundtrack (on SQN) - or not, depending on preference, this could be deleted- the score is MT-32 and the General MIDI score is purely converted from the MT-32 MIDI's
    -> -> Spikey's "Special Edition" soundtrack
    -> -> QuestStudios enhanced soundtrack
    -> -> Original MIDI files- QuestStudios
     
    -> Space Quest V
    -> -> QuestStudios MIDI-based Sound Canvas (General MIDI) soundtrack (on SQN)
    -> -> Spikey's "Special Edition" soundtrack
    -> -> QuestStudios enhanced soundtrack (basically just the GM score again with minor modifications)
    -> -> Original MIDI files- QuestStudios
     
    -> Space Quest VI
    -> -> QuestStudios MIDI-based Sound Canvas (General MIDI) soundtrack (on SQN)
    -> -> Spikey's "Special Edition" soundtrack
    -> -> QuestStudios enhanced soundtrack
    -> -> Original MIDI files- QuestStudios
     
    If I can be bothered, I will take my MIDI's (before enhancement) and make them playable for the masses.
    Also, I will get to SQ1VGA and SQ3 if time allows or if interest is sufficient.
     
    The QuestStudios thing- I'm not sure, but I put them in there for completeness. I love Tom Lewandowski, that's why I started a webpage to continue his efforts, even though he's not recording anymore.
    But- his works on SQ scores have many missing tracks, and some recordings, like SQ1 and 6, are vastly different from the original music, nearly unrecognisable in places. I'm trying to add to the scores while keepng the original feel and vibe.
    That's why i'm not sure about having them there. Maybe a link to the webpage on the original music page? I dunno.
     
    As for Tom himself, he has had health issues that have kept him out of the limelight for a while now, sadly enough. I'm hoping he'll be able to make an appearance in this Sierra revival, but for now, it doesn't look likely. :(
     
    Anyway, let's discuss this. Let everyone know what you all think, so we can make this section grand.
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    Spikey got a reaction from Frans in AdventureGamers' forums' thoughts on the Two Guys' Kickstarter   
    Demos aside, I think the project is slowing to a crawl and they're in serious danger of not getting funded without some impetus.
     
    Impetus naturally comes from news, which comes from developments. So, that's a demo, or a room concept art like Pcj said, or just plain something. Without more news, we will have a Kickstarter that makes less than Jane Jensen's.
     
    The flip side, they have almost a month before the Kickstarter is over, so that's plenty of time to do.. lots of things!!
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    Spikey got a reaction from pcj in Reddit AMA?   
    The Two Guys need to be more out there, period. i've hardly heard anything from Scott or Mark other than private postings on Twitter by Scott. If they want to achieve the success of Josh and Al, they need to be as public as those two. I know they're both private people, but they also presumably want 500K.
     
    More exposure, some interviews would be smart, preferably with a game website like Joystiq, Destructoid, etc, but even a Sierra website like SQN (or dare I say, my own? :) ) would be great.
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    Spikey got a reaction from MusicallyInspired in AdventureGamers' forums' thoughts on the Two Guys' Kickstarter   
    BOOM!!!
     
    Anyway, lots of great posts already, let's see here..
    SQ6 had a neat way of doing it. Funnily enough as someone said KQ7 had a similar way but not nearly as fun. Just on KQ, I felt like lots of deaths were annoying in those games, rather more "nyah nyah nyah" deaths making you look like a fool for your actions, some quite legit, versus SQ where you either DID do something stupid on purpose or by accident.
     
    KQ6+7 were not handled by Roberta and were much funnier for deaths, but the first 5 were all pretty much awful.
     
    QFG was right up there with deaths, some of them are funnier death games than some of the SQ ones, IMO. QFG3 springs to mind for funny ones.
     
    But anyway. At the end of the day, people who haven't played Sierra games have no place commenting on the intricacies of the games. That'd be like me bashing a Monkey Island game for being too silly when I've never finished one. It is just people who are jealous or envious for some reason, and at the end of the day that stuff just doesn't matter and isn't interesting to read about- or discuss, I wouldn't have thought.
     
    As has been said, let's get along and enjoy adventure game revivals.
     
    The proof is in the pudding and it's currently producing an aroma which I think we can all savour, no matter whether we like Double Fine, SQ, Jane, Larry, etc.
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    Spikey got a reaction from Frede in Space Quest IV: Soundtrack 10th/20th anniversary announced on SMC   
    Thanks MI, Pcj, Frans. Appreciate the support.
     
    Heh, good question, Olzen. I get asked that a lot.. The short answer is that time and space does not allow for it. If SMC grows sufficiently now that I'm back with some regularity, or gets enough feedback, we'll go down that road. I will be changing my site's policy in the nearish future to explain that SMC will be using the highest VBR MP3 sttings from now on.
     
    I'm sure if SQ people like Frans or Jess can either support the project or host it, a lossless version could be released for the SQ community..
     
    Thanks for the comment, too. Kinda embarrassing talking to Ken Allen about it, but he was (is) very supportive and is excited to be back in the fold, I think.
    Funnily enough, I want to change a couple things about that track I posted, although it is 95% complete as is. Anyway, back to it.
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    Spikey got a reaction from Christian Giegerich in Space Quest IV: Soundtrack 10th/20th anniversary announced on SMC   
    (x-posted from the SMC forums)
     
    Hey folks,
     
    To celebrate the Two Guys reuniting, and releasing a new game (albeit not a SQ game), I am proud to pledge SMC's support and celebrate by announcing something I've been working on since the start of April, which is..
    <drumroll>
    .. the Space Quest IV Soundtrack, the 10th anniversary (of the original recording by SMC of the soundtrack in its' entirety)/20th anniversary (of the game and its' music) edition!
     
    The original Roland MT-32 score has been edited from the original game MIDI resources, and will be enhanced with Roland Sound Canvas (SC-55/8820/8850) and Yamaha XG (MU-2000) tracks.
     
     
    Now for those who remember the 2002 MT-32 MP3 recordings I have over at Roger Wilco's Virtual Broomcloset, you may remember although it's a good effort for what it was, there's a lot of sound effect tracks that have no music, and tracks start/finish rather haphazardly at times.
     
    This is a different animal altogether. There will be no sound effect only pieces, such as "Security Droid" and "Programming Chamber" (although some sound effects will be present in the soundtrack recording), and each piece has been carefully edited from the original game resources, not recorded in-game, so as to give proper starts/endings to each piece.
    There are a couple of musical-ish pieces that are basic and ambient, such as the Estros and Ulence Flats background music, but that's about it.
     
     
    But don't just listen to me. How's this for an endorsement- Ken Allen (original composer) just previewed the SMC beta for Track 1, the title theme, and gave this preliminary feedback: "The music sounds great".
    You can listen here: http-~~-//sierramusiccentral.com/assorted/SQ4Track01.mp3
    Or direct download here.
     
    Regards,
    - Spike
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    Spikey got a reaction from Frede in Space Quest IV: Soundtrack 10th/20th anniversary announced on SMC   
    (x-posted from the SMC forums)
     
    Hey folks,
     
    To celebrate the Two Guys reuniting, and releasing a new game (albeit not a SQ game), I am proud to pledge SMC's support and celebrate by announcing something I've been working on since the start of April, which is..
    <drumroll>
    .. the Space Quest IV Soundtrack, the 10th anniversary (of the original recording by SMC of the soundtrack in its' entirety)/20th anniversary (of the game and its' music) edition!
     
    The original Roland MT-32 score has been edited from the original game MIDI resources, and will be enhanced with Roland Sound Canvas (SC-55/8820/8850) and Yamaha XG (MU-2000) tracks.
     
     
    Now for those who remember the 2002 MT-32 MP3 recordings I have over at Roger Wilco's Virtual Broomcloset, you may remember although it's a good effort for what it was, there's a lot of sound effect tracks that have no music, and tracks start/finish rather haphazardly at times.
     
    This is a different animal altogether. There will be no sound effect only pieces, such as "Security Droid" and "Programming Chamber" (although some sound effects will be present in the soundtrack recording), and each piece has been carefully edited from the original game resources, not recorded in-game, so as to give proper starts/endings to each piece.
    There are a couple of musical-ish pieces that are basic and ambient, such as the Estros and Ulence Flats background music, but that's about it.
     
     
    But don't just listen to me. How's this for an endorsement- Ken Allen (original composer) just previewed the SMC beta for Track 1, the title theme, and gave this preliminary feedback: "The music sounds great".
    You can listen here: http-~~-//sierramusiccentral.com/assorted/SQ4Track01.mp3
    Or direct download here.
     
    Regards,
    - Spike
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    Spikey got a reaction from MusicallyInspired in SQ5 Soundtrack CD (for those who didn't hear about it)   
    Thou shalt not speak of the sekey madoule puzzle! 

    As MusicallyInspired touched on, the link is Dan Kehler and Neal Grandstaff, the composers for LSL6, KQ7 and SQ6. Collector's comment also seems pertinent. 

    Yep. KQ7 has the Graveyard music which is Poly LX in SQ6, and most notably SQ6 has the Elevator Ride music which is the Make-Up (Shablee) music from LSL6, and also the Orion's Belt Bar Theme 2 piece which is Thunderbird's theme in LSL6. I'm fairly sure there is at least one more SQ6 piece that is based off of a LSL6 piece. Maybe it's "Boot Liquor". 
    LSL6's resources also have the 'Tape Worm Ride" in there, and that game predates SQ6 by a good chunk o' time.
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    Spikey got a reaction from MusicallyInspired in Calling all fans! ITS VIDEO TIMEZ!   
    Akril, don't make me contact you via every way I can think of to encourage you into doing this ;)
     
    How about, if myself, who's never done video anything for his own website, does it, you might be tempted?
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    Spikey got a reaction from pcj in Calling all fans! ITS VIDEO TIMEZ!   
    Akril, don't make me contact you via every way I can think of to encourage you into doing this ;)
     
    How about, if myself, who's never done video anything for his own website, does it, you might be tempted?
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    Spikey got a reaction from Frede in It's official: The Two Guys from Andromeda are back   
    Good time to start ;) Maybe we'll see Scotty soon.
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    Spikey got a reaction from MusicallyInspired in Controversy- Paul Trowe on the Two guys   
    Everything's been said, so no value in Scott and Mark posting (although if they want to say hi in a different topic I'm sure that would be fun!) . But thank them for their interest- just tell 'em we want a new game :) And Kickstarter before September so I can claim it's for my birthday ;)
     
    Thanks for your post, though, Mr Pope. You're a rockstar even if you're not the 3rd or 4th Guy from Andromeda. The fact is that you have a job to do and you're doing it well (sorry Mr McCartney!), so you really don't need to have these concerns about "your name" or "what is said about you". other than one comment that has now been more or less rescinded, people really have more questions than statements about you. I think you've answered a lot of them today. So, thankyou and good to meet you.
     
    And I'm glad at the resolution of this thread. Not to sound too altruistic or vain, but I did start the thread with the (naive?) hope that it would let people hash things out. While it didn't exactly do that (reconcile differences that is), Josh and Paul were able to chat and Paul could figure out what was important. So, good deal, and great post, Mr Trowe. I'm still a fan, don't worry. Probably more so now.
     
    Looking forward to Larry and SpaceVenture maybe a little more now.
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    Spikey got a reaction from pcj in Controversy- Paul Trowe on the Two guys   
    One of the best posts I've read in years, Johnathon- kudos Sir.
     
    Paul- you said you won't reply, so OK. And Johnathon has summed it up already. But since I started this topic I'll post my 2 cents. I actually like you, what you've done so far and are trying to achieve. I'm disappointed to hear your, for want of a better word, rants, given that my aim was for the air to be cleared so we could move on from accusations and quiet whispers (divisiveness in the "new Sierra" community).
     
    So you know, I'm a LSL1VGA Kickstarter funder. I pledged $100 (that I don't really have, BTW), because I feel it's worth it and I love Josh and Al to pieces. They've been generous to me over the years, too.
     
    So while you have them, don't waste them. This opportunity will NOT come along again.
     
    I will continue to fund LSL Kickstarter projects and try to do the others. but stay positive. Stay community minded. I understand your frustrations at the Two Guys, even if I don't know the personal situations and complex machinations of your relationships, but they have made decisions and that's the reality of the game. So what's done is done. Calling names will not make you look good or professional, and it certainly won't give them incentive to sign on board with you or Replay in the future.
     
    I am going to put this one down to past frustrations on your part (legitimate or otherwise) and possibly a lack of sleep due to your frenetic work on LSL1/Kickstarter, but if you're serious about a united Sierra community at some point, I probably speak for more than just myself when I say that I don't want to see a repeat. There's just nothing to be gained for you, for them, and for the fans. You've seen the comments in this thread, whether you've enjoyed them or not. They're the future of companies like Replay reviving old Sierra IP's. Listen to them.
     
    I will close by saying that there have been some comments in this thread that could be construed as slanderous or offensive, and as the starter of the topic and a senior member of the Sierra community, I take responsibility for that and apologise. Because I want to see you continue to do great things with the old IP. You're the only person who has been able to get it and do something with it for 20 years. So, kudos to you, Paul. Hey, you liked a comment I made on Facebook. I can't be all bad. Let's work hand in hand to make money and (re)make some great games.
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    Spikey got a reaction from jfrisby in Controversy- Paul Trowe on the Two guys   
    One of the best posts I've read in years, Johnathon- kudos Sir.
     
    Paul- you said you won't reply, so OK. And Johnathon has summed it up already. But since I started this topic I'll post my 2 cents. I actually like you, what you've done so far and are trying to achieve. I'm disappointed to hear your, for want of a better word, rants, given that my aim was for the air to be cleared so we could move on from accusations and quiet whispers (divisiveness in the "new Sierra" community).
     
    So you know, I'm a LSL1VGA Kickstarter funder. I pledged $100 (that I don't really have, BTW), because I feel it's worth it and I love Josh and Al to pieces. They've been generous to me over the years, too.
     
    So while you have them, don't waste them. This opportunity will NOT come along again.
     
    I will continue to fund LSL Kickstarter projects and try to do the others. but stay positive. Stay community minded. I understand your frustrations at the Two Guys, even if I don't know the personal situations and complex machinations of your relationships, but they have made decisions and that's the reality of the game. So what's done is done. Calling names will not make you look good or professional, and it certainly won't give them incentive to sign on board with you or Replay in the future.
     
    I am going to put this one down to past frustrations on your part (legitimate or otherwise) and possibly a lack of sleep due to your frenetic work on LSL1/Kickstarter, but if you're serious about a united Sierra community at some point, I probably speak for more than just myself when I say that I don't want to see a repeat. There's just nothing to be gained for you, for them, and for the fans. You've seen the comments in this thread, whether you've enjoyed them or not. They're the future of companies like Replay reviving old Sierra IP's. Listen to them.
     
    I will close by saying that there have been some comments in this thread that could be construed as slanderous or offensive, and as the starter of the topic and a senior member of the Sierra community, I take responsibility for that and apologise. Because I want to see you continue to do great things with the old IP. You're the only person who has been able to get it and do something with it for 20 years. So, kudos to you, Paul. Hey, you liked a comment I made on Facebook. I can't be all bad. Let's work hand in hand to make money and (re)make some great games.
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    Spikey got a reaction from MusicallyInspired in Controversy- Paul Trowe on the Two guys   
    One of the best posts I've read in years, Johnathon- kudos Sir.
     
    Paul- you said you won't reply, so OK. And Johnathon has summed it up already. But since I started this topic I'll post my 2 cents. I actually like you, what you've done so far and are trying to achieve. I'm disappointed to hear your, for want of a better word, rants, given that my aim was for the air to be cleared so we could move on from accusations and quiet whispers (divisiveness in the "new Sierra" community).
     
    So you know, I'm a LSL1VGA Kickstarter funder. I pledged $100 (that I don't really have, BTW), because I feel it's worth it and I love Josh and Al to pieces. They've been generous to me over the years, too.
     
    So while you have them, don't waste them. This opportunity will NOT come along again.
     
    I will continue to fund LSL Kickstarter projects and try to do the others. but stay positive. Stay community minded. I understand your frustrations at the Two Guys, even if I don't know the personal situations and complex machinations of your relationships, but they have made decisions and that's the reality of the game. So what's done is done. Calling names will not make you look good or professional, and it certainly won't give them incentive to sign on board with you or Replay in the future.
     
    I am going to put this one down to past frustrations on your part (legitimate or otherwise) and possibly a lack of sleep due to your frenetic work on LSL1/Kickstarter, but if you're serious about a united Sierra community at some point, I probably speak for more than just myself when I say that I don't want to see a repeat. There's just nothing to be gained for you, for them, and for the fans. You've seen the comments in this thread, whether you've enjoyed them or not. They're the future of companies like Replay reviving old Sierra IP's. Listen to them.
     
    I will close by saying that there have been some comments in this thread that could be construed as slanderous or offensive, and as the starter of the topic and a senior member of the Sierra community, I take responsibility for that and apologise. Because I want to see you continue to do great things with the old IP. You're the only person who has been able to get it and do something with it for 20 years. So, kudos to you, Paul. Hey, you liked a comment I made on Facebook. I can't be all bad. Let's work hand in hand to make money and (re)make some great games.
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    Spikey got a reaction from Johnathon in Controversy- Paul Trowe on the Two guys   
    One of the best posts I've read in years, Johnathon- kudos Sir.
     
    Paul- you said you won't reply, so OK. And Johnathon has summed it up already. But since I started this topic I'll post my 2 cents. I actually like you, what you've done so far and are trying to achieve. I'm disappointed to hear your, for want of a better word, rants, given that my aim was for the air to be cleared so we could move on from accusations and quiet whispers (divisiveness in the "new Sierra" community).
     
    So you know, I'm a LSL1VGA Kickstarter funder. I pledged $100 (that I don't really have, BTW), because I feel it's worth it and I love Josh and Al to pieces. They've been generous to me over the years, too.
     
    So while you have them, don't waste them. This opportunity will NOT come along again.
     
    I will continue to fund LSL Kickstarter projects and try to do the others. but stay positive. Stay community minded. I understand your frustrations at the Two Guys, even if I don't know the personal situations and complex machinations of your relationships, but they have made decisions and that's the reality of the game. So what's done is done. Calling names will not make you look good or professional, and it certainly won't give them incentive to sign on board with you or Replay in the future.
     
    I am going to put this one down to past frustrations on your part (legitimate or otherwise) and possibly a lack of sleep due to your frenetic work on LSL1/Kickstarter, but if you're serious about a united Sierra community at some point, I probably speak for more than just myself when I say that I don't want to see a repeat. There's just nothing to be gained for you, for them, and for the fans. You've seen the comments in this thread, whether you've enjoyed them or not. They're the future of companies like Replay reviving old Sierra IP's. Listen to them.
     
    I will close by saying that there have been some comments in this thread that could be construed as slanderous or offensive, and as the starter of the topic and a senior member of the Sierra community, I take responsibility for that and apologise. Because I want to see you continue to do great things with the old IP. You're the only person who has been able to get it and do something with it for 20 years. So, kudos to you, Paul. Hey, you liked a comment I made on Facebook. I can't be all bad. Let's work hand in hand to make money and (re)make some great games.
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    Spikey reacted to Johnathon in Controversy- Paul Trowe on the Two guys   
    Mr. Trowe,
     
    Let me start by saying I respect the fact that you are willing to come here and post, whether to defend yourself or not. And you are right, we know very little in comparison to you, considering your history and relationship with Scott Murphy. I'll even admit, perhaps in my first post just above, regarding this issue, I was being a bit careless and taking a bit of a premature stance, without knowing everything that is going on.
     
    I realize that you said this would be your only post here, but in case you're stopping by at all just to read anything that happens next, please consider the following which I would like to say in response to that post, and it does come from the heart:
     
    You are a public figure, at least to us "kids" you are. Your initial comment as posted on Ken Allen's wall regarding the Two Guys, carried alot of negative vibe in the way it was phrased. It sounded much like jealousy at the fact that a mere fan was getting attention from Scott Murphy, and not yourself. It reeked of envy classic and old as known in every human story and legend. As you put it, in such similar words, 'some guy he doesn't even know, and not [you].'
     
    It would indeed be foolish for us to assume that we know you, nor that we understand your merit vs. unmerit completely, based upon a single comment, and judging what from else you have to say about Scott Murphy, it seems you are convinced that you have your reasons for being upset with him, and Mr. Trowe, I will not challenge that, because I admit that would be nosy and imprudent of me; however...
     
    You consider the way you phrased that comment, and posted it for the whole online community of fans, and try and tell me honestly that you haven't made a public and hurtful mistake.
     
    REALLY, if you're mad at Scott for something he did/didn't do to you, way back when, then keep it between yourself and him, and if he doesn't want to talk about it, that's between the two of you... And, when you DO decide to post things like that in public, don't do so in a way which allows other indications of jealousy or bitterness to creep in, which is directed at a fan, in front of hundreds of fans. We admire and respect Scott Murphy and Mark Crowe, and we ourselves, like Chris Pope, are fans. It is only natural for us to want to jump up and defend him when we see this. I'll admit that some people here have gone overboard and I do not approve of the intensity of their responses, but you must know, for your own good (not excusing our mistakes here at this board towards you, but...), you must know that as a public figure, your degree of unprofessional behavior is naturally more offensive than ours.
     
    Ask yourself, who is it you're more angry with; with whom is your anger most appropriate: Scott Murphy or Chris Pope? Bashing Chris, by subtle implication or mere thoughtless remark, does no good for your reputation with us. And, if your anger with Scott IS appropriate, and yet so long ago and personal to the two of you, is it not such poor etiquette to make a scene in front of all of us, just when Scott Murphy is getting set for a new project we are all greatly looking forward to?
     
    If it's none of our business, don't bring US, into it, Mr. Trowe.
     
    This having been said, I find it very, VERY sad (and I am speaking from the heart, not for the sake of further criticizing you) that you are willing to post old trash about Scott here, in front of all of us, that is really quite personal and hurtful. Even if for the sake of defending yourself, and clarifying what is, in your mind, rational behavior on your part in front of the community, there is NO EXCUSE for this kind of harmful flaunting of personal, sensitive information.
     
    Slander is false, Gossip is true; regardless of which one you claim to be pushing forth about Scott; both are wrong and inappropriate for you to parade. It's quite immature of you, and it shows your friendship for Scott, if I dare infer, is less selfless than desirable. I wonder what he would have to say regarding your "friendship," knowing you're willing to take such cheap shots at him. You should be the better man, and realize the effect you have on Scott publicly, which may be irreversible once you cross a certain line, and wouldn't it be horrible if you came to realize you could never undo the damage you cause to his reputation, having burned it into the minds of the online community, even after you realize you were inappropriate?
     
    One can be right, and at the same time, be a... jackass. Being correct about the facts and going about it in a justified and respectable manner, are two completely different things. I think you're hung up on the fact stage, and being a little thoughtless as to how you're coming across and whom you're affecting.
     
    Very sad, Mr. Trowe, but I do respect your personal knowledge of/with Scott Murphy (assuming any of it is true, and for the record, I do NOT simply out of principal!), and do not wish to dig into that any deeper. I nonetheless stand behind my initial comment regarding the tone of your remark, and of how it was misfired partially at Chris Pope, and I certainly stand behind what I've said here regarding your SAD and distasteful kick in the nuts you've given Scott Murphy, at this public message board, regarding some of the apparently most personal and sensitive information (To Scott Murphy: I respect you very much, am looking forward to your game very much, and I do not believe everything I hear).
     
    I may be somewhat of a kid, Mr. Trowe, and I may be quite unprivy to what you know; but it doesn't take much to know that what you're doing and the way you're doing it is malicious, regardless of if there is ANY good you see in it or of whether you are correct about it to ANY degree. You must act higher than this. I stand behind that, and I encourage you to take these words very seriously if you have any heart.
     
    - Johnathon
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