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Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:37 pm
by Jcoaster
well done! We've all worked so hard on this :) can't wait for the second episode of this mini series

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:39 pm
by Justin
Good going! I can't make out any others myself, but hoping that they will become clearer over the coming weeks.

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:45 pm
by NemesisRider
Seems there was a lot hidden in this video - good job everybody! Sorry I haven't had chance to try and contribute to this. 

On an unrelated note, I've got to say that teaser left me a little underwhelmed. For one of the first major bits of SW8 marketing, I felt there was a lot to be desired. I think it felt a bit badly acted at some points, especially seeing as they've paid extra to get an (admittedly fairly obscure) celebrity in. Also I didn't really understand what kind of audience they were aiming at - it almost felt like a CBBC show, which is a bit odd assuming The Welcoming (a scare-maze with a linked in theme) has a fairly dark and sinister vibe. I just felt this was nowhere near as strong of a start as the Smiler and DBGT marketing campaigns had when they released their first videos. Rant over. :P

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:52 pm
by Nickolai
To be honest, I am a little late to this too. From the amount of buzz I have seen on this thread, it seems like waves of video game levels. Like, wave one is done and now we are preparing for wave two! Sorry for the cringey comparison but that's how I see at the moment! It will be interesting to see how many new symbols we find in episode 2 and how they are hidden. I hope to make some effort decoding episode 2. :)

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:04 pm
by dazza4783
"Ground Breaking Development", "Globally Unique Experience" Sounds like they are trying really hard to say "World First" without actually saying it. 

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:06 pm
by Yappo
NemesisRider wrote:
I think it felt a bit badly acted at some points, especially seeing as they've paid extra to get an (admittedly fairly obscure) celebrity in. Also I didn't really understand what kind of audience they were aiming at - it almost felt like a CBBC show

Oh I know, the presenting was pretty awful and cringey. (I mean did he really just say "lol" out loud... oh god help us.) I only sat through it for the easter eggs :P

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:08 pm
by S.J_O'Grady
dazza4783 wrote:
"Ground Breaking Development", "Globally Unique Experience" Sounds like they are trying really hard to say "World First" without actually saying it. 

I'm alright with that though. I'd rather a really good ride with no records than something underwhelming with one record beating element for the sake of it.

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:11 pm
by lewis97
Considering there's only a placeholder for one more video on the SW8 page, what are the chances of something happening while they're on the construction site in the next episode which sees the marketing take a different turn...?

Of course it could just be that additional episodes are added at a later date.

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:20 pm
by S.J_O'Grady
Ooh I'm loving that idea Lewis  :clap:

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:38 pm
by Justin
I don't think the first video was intended to sit in the Episode 1 holder, especially when today's video was titled Episode 1. I expect the website will be updated accordingly.

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:39 pm
by Robert.W
I'm hoping that at some point, maybe not in this series of episodes, that they will have a timelapse of the rides construction.

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:51 pm
by OhShambhala
Smiler313 wrote:
 Merlin wouldn't want to make another TH13TEEN mistake surely...


Remember that 'mistake' worked very well for the park. They managed to rake in allmost 3 million guests in 2010, a record year if you think they didn't even pull in 2 million last year!

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:43 pm
by EndlessWire
Hi there, it's been AGES since I last posted on here, but I've been following construction for a while and thought I'd drop one of my own little observations. It turns out that if you take each string of runes, put them in order of when they first appear (so: firstly his T shirt, secondly the TV screen behind him, then the Air poster etc etc) and then pick only the very first of them and string them together, you get what appears to be a message. Trouble is, I can't decipher it. Any ideas what it might say?
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In seriousness, I do quite like this marketing idea - they're having a bit of fun with it and not hitting us over the head with it as they did with Thirteen.

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:51 pm
by lewis97
Just reading back through and something occurred to me...

NemesisRider wrote:
I think it felt a bit badly acted at some points

Perhaps you could say it was... wooden... :sus:

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:52 pm
by Justin
Boom, boom! :lol :lol :lol

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:58 pm
by Yappo
Well played EndlessWire :lol

...and lewis *groan* :P

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:03 am
by Justin
Rewatching the video, her hair changes and the mobile on the table changes too!

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:24 am
by T0mPr1ce
Didn't think the video was too awful, I did cringe at moments but we were given lots of clues. Very excited to see episode 2 when we are taken to the construction site.

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:06 am
by Phild94
I'm sure the point has already been made but I think it could be something to do with reverting back.

Wooden Mug
Analogue Clock
'Air Entrance' Runes

I'm just wondering if they could go along the conversion theme...

Alton was building a new ride, dark forces (The Wickerman) took it over and converted it from a futuristic ride to one held in the past.

Scare maze would make a nice tie in (for you Dr who fans think cyber men in reverse, you will be downgraded)

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:08 am
by tworandom
Phild94 wrote:
I'm sure the point has already been made but I think it could be something to do with reverting back.

Wooden Mug
Analogue Clock
'Air Entrance' Runes

I'm just wondering if they could go along the conversion theme...

Alton was building a new ride, dark forces (The Wickerman) took it over and converted it from a futuristic ride to one held in the past.

Scare maze would make a nice tie in (for you Dr who fans think cyber men in reverse, you will be downgraded)

This would fit in nicely since roller coasters have there origins in wood!