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October 2007

The slow death of the Team17 Forum
Posted in Other Stuff by Squirminator2k at 31/10/07 4:34pm CET

I've watched as Team17's official forum has slowly changed from a vibrant, fun place to visit, to a place that... well, that isn't. There are some who have chosen to blame this change on the existence of a so-called "secret" forum populated by "Elitist veterans", but the truth is far less conspiratorial: over the past few years - since the released of Worms 3D, I believe - people have signed up to the forum and begin posting without spending any time actually looking at how the community works or, it seems, without looking at or thinking about what they're actually typing. Generally, people spend some time lurking on a forum before they do any actual posting, but more and more people are ignoring this basic courtesy. The forum has suffered for it.

I've spent a lot of time and energy trying to turn things around. I've started new discussions, posted a thread of advice for newcomers to the forum, and I've posted comments in threads that usually I would have turned a blind eye to in the past. Unfortunately, things haven't improved. People are still asking stupid questions about why the DS version of Worms Open Warfare 2 doesnt hav hats y doesnt it ths suxxxx Mad or Evil:mad::mad::mad:, or making ridiculous statements such as the Queen's English being the root of all spoken English in the world, or that removing the Quit function from the PSP version of WOW2 will stop people from quitting in the middle of an game even though they can still turn off the WLAN switch. Generally speaking, the quality of posting on the Team17 Forum has gone remarkably downhill, and to be honest it's not a community I feel part of anymore.

At the moment, I would advise anyone looking to discuss Team17's games with intelligent, like-minded individuals to avoid the Team17 Forum, unless they fancy pulling all of their hair out. At the same time, though, I can't really advocate our own forum because no one ever posts there, although I would like to invite people to start doing so. It seems, at the moment, that Team17 and Worms fans really don't have anywhere to go...

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New mobile version of WWP?
Posted in Worms by Squirminator2k at 24/10/07 7:24pm CEST

wolv on the Team17 Forum pointed us all in the direction of a video purporting to be for a new mobile version of Worms World Party based largely on the graphics from Worms Open Warfare 2.

We can't verify whether or not this is an actual game that's actually in development, but it does look like it may be the case. We'll update you when we have further information.

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Worms: A Space Oddity trailer
Posted in Worms by Squirminator2k at 17/10/07 7:04am CEST

There's a short promo trailer on for Worms: A Space Oddity. It's certainly food for thought...

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X2 Japan information dump
Posted in Site Content by Squirminator2k at 17/10/07 4:12am CEST

It's taken some time but thanks to a particularly helpful co-worker with a fascination for Japanese videogames, I've finally managed to get my hands on a copy of the Japanese version of X2. I'm only borrowing it, however I've taken the opportunity to scan the cover inside and out. I had taken screenshots but unfortunately HyperSnap DX, which is apparently not very compatible with Windows Vista, decided to crash on me. I'll take some more later.

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