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by Sawboss
Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5216
Views: 563553

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

KrakenKray wrote:
With all the hints to Earth, Wind and Fire in the mazes maybe they are hinting at a September opening? 

Maybe this will be the 'World's First Rollercoaster fully dedicated to Boogie!'
by Sawboss
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5216
Views: 563553

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

What do we think the chances are of SW8 being open at the start of next season then? Construction of the track seems well along but I'd bet there's a lot of work and tons of testing still to do. I'd love to go to the park on the day it opens but being so far away and having to book a hotel in advanc...
by Sawboss
Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5216
Views: 563553

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

If the ride theme itself is about paganism and reconnecting with the natural world it may not be as dark a theme as some people were fearing. Not a fear I really share since I love dark themes but I can understand people taking issue with every new ride having a sinister theme.
by Sawboss
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 2202
Views: 159338

Re: Scarefest

Some of those actors were really going for it. So sad I'm not going this year, hoping they bring The Welcoming back next year in some form in a different location.
by Sawboss
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5216
Views: 563553

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

I assume a fire effect would be away from the track on the statue itself which could be metal finished to look like wood.
by Sawboss
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of Nemesis Sub-Terra
Replies: 203
Views: 35662

Re: The Future of Nemesis Sub-Terra

For me the VR is the weakest part of Galactica and DBG so to see it shoe horned into another ride would be a big waste of money. You'd still need actors to get people into the ride and seated, but with the added time for them to walk around and check everyone has their head set on correctly. Also I ...
by Sawboss
Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5216
Views: 563553

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

They won't base a ride off a film that's a decade old and is only remembered for being hilariously bad. I'm interested to see if the ride will be connected with druids or something different.
by Sawboss
Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5216
Views: 563553

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Yappo wrote:
Anyone up for a bit of a sing-song? HAND OF FATE IS MOVING AND THE FINGER POINTS TO YOU...

YOUR TIME WILL COOOOOOME!
by Sawboss
Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5216
Views: 563553

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

I imagine most of the public who don't spend their time looking at meme-y things on the internet forgot about that film ages ago, or will think of the 70s version instead. As a side note, I've heard that the only recorded tales of the burning of a wicker man as a form of human sacrifice came from ro...
by Sawboss
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 1035
Views: 144204

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

You're all wrong, those are clearly the antennae of a giant ant. It's the Honey I Shrunk the Kids ride we've all been waiting for!
by Sawboss
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 1035
Views: 144204

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Maybe you fly through it's mouth like a monster dentist.
by Sawboss
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1394
Views: 156242

Re: Galactica

Sadly I agree as well. It's even worse that I had a big soft spot for Air, listening to the queue line music chokes me up a bit.
by Sawboss
Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers - General Discussion
Replies: 1884
Views: 200076

Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

If you look at it from Towers point of view the new scare zones are a much better use of money. They're cheaper, for one thing, and practically every guest that passes through that area encounters the attraction, as opposed to the old scare zones where the majority of guests will walk straight past....
by Sawboss
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 799
Views: 74113

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Speaking for myself, the cheaper options being unavailable just means I'm less likely to go at all.
by Sawboss
Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers - General Discussion
Replies: 1884
Views: 200076

Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

I could see VR working for a game stand or something. Vive controllers, gotta shoot targets and dodge things for a high score, could have a screen showing bystanders what the player is seeing.
by Sawboss
Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Album's You've Heard and Your Review
Replies: 34
Views: 3904

Re: Album's You've Heard and Your Review

I bought a bunch of albums on Bandcamp and stuff, here are some things: Chaos Chaos - Committed to the Crime             7/10 A good EP, chilled out pop perfect for relaxing. Funky beats, beautiful vocals. Fans of Rick & Morty will recognise the song 'Can You Feel It?' which is truly the standou...
by Sawboss
Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Last Game You Played and Your Rating
Replies: 10
Views: 892

Re: Last Game You Played and Your Rating

Ah, great idea!

Factorio (PC) 10/10

Possibly the most addictive game I've ever played. Who knew logistics could be so fun, a game for tinkering late into the night.
Also the late 90s dark rpg art style appeals to me, as does the sombre atmosphere created by the music.
by Sawboss
Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Upcoming movie releases!
Replies: 82
Views: 7714

Re: Upcoming movie releases!

So.... after years of games trying to emulate movies and being worse for it, now movies will try to emulate games with probably the same result.
by Sawboss
Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 1035
Views: 144204

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

You could be onto something there, that little preshow bit done up to look like it's underground would fit in with the 'groundbreaking' bit people were speculating about
by Sawboss
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 1035
Views: 144204

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Might get some proper official hints at a theme soon instead of speculation from planning applications and the like. Or we could just get some more misdirection... ;)
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