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Fri May 10, 2013 1:09 pm

I don't think people are actually complaining.  Nobody here thinks its rubbish, they're purely things they would have liked to see or what they believe could have been done better.

Personally, I'm not a fan of the entrance as it is now, and i'd have made it from metal like the Marmaliser.  Am I complaining?  No, as it will be a brilliant ride, but thats something i'd have done differently.
 
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Fri May 10, 2013 1:16 pm

Evostance wrote:
Am I complaining?


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Complain - com·plain  [kuhm-pleyn]
verb (used without object)
1. to express dissatisfaction, pain, uneasiness, censure, resentment, or grief; find fault


Yes, yes you are complaining.
 
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Fri May 10, 2013 1:20 pm

zerotrace wrote:
Evostance wrote:
Am I complaining?


Dictionary.com wrote:
Complain - com·plain  [kuhm-pleyn]
verb (used without object)
1. to express dissatisfaction, pain, uneasiness, censure, resentment, or grief; find fault


Yes, yes you are complaining.


Constructive criticism is the more accurate term ;)
 
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Fri May 10, 2013 1:24 pm

I almost never post but can I just say I REALLY love the soundtrack to the testing video?

Its so deliciously industrial and sinister... reminds me a lot of Skinny Puppy. It fits perfectly with the whole "secret government mind control experiment" theme.
 
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Fri May 10, 2013 1:26 pm

StudiodeKadent wrote:
I almost never post but can I just say I REALLY love the soundtrack to the testing video?

Its so deliciously industrial and sinister... reminds me a lot of Skinny Puppy. It fits perfectly with the whole "secret government mind control experiment" theme.


I also brought this up in the Marketing topic, it's awesome! :D
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Fri May 10, 2013 1:26 pm

Also, the entrance literally just got put in place and is obviously still being worked on. I wouldn't be surprised to see it fitted with more theming elements such as piping or footers similar to the one on the marmaliser. Just wait and see I guess. :)

Concerning the video being cut in the middle of the v-lift, I'd agree with those saying that it doesn't hide anything. It's probably mostly because watching a train go up a lift hill isn't that exciting. I also agree to the fact that the so-called "secret element" and the whole secret weapon thing is "only" just about the 14 inversions (which is more than enough, how amazing is that!!). The indoor section is surely going to be themed, most likely using strobe lights and why not some smoke machine, however I wouldn't expect any sort of physical or technical world first in there. There is the hidden inversion which is going to be a surprise for those who didn't follow the construction (GP), and it's a great thing! :)
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Fri May 10, 2013 1:31 pm

Have you guys seen the on-ride footage?
 
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Fri May 10, 2013 1:33 pm

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Have you guys seen the on-ride footage?


The whole 9 seconds of it?
 
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Fri May 10, 2013 1:35 pm

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Have you guys seen the on-ride footage?


The whole 9 seconds of it?



No 40 odd seconds of the 2nd half of the ride....

I have put the link in marketing thread.
 
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Fri May 10, 2013 1:36 pm

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Evostance wrote:
lighty89 wrote:
Have you guys seen the on-ride footage?


The whole 9 seconds of it?



No 40 odd seconds of the 2nd half of the ride....

I have put the link in marketing thread.


Sorry  :lol:  That's what I meant.  Having one of those days..
 
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Fri May 10, 2013 1:39 pm

Has anyone noticed that in the video of the periodist, just down the bunny hop, she smiles strangely.
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Fri May 10, 2013 1:39 pm

Evostance wrote:
lighty89 wrote:
Evostance wrote:
lighty89 wrote:
Have you guys seen the on-ride footage?


The whole 9 seconds of it?



No 40 odd seconds of the 2nd half of the ride....

I have put the link in marketing thread.


Sorry  :lol:  That's what I meant.  Having one of those days..


You know its not the one they showed on tv this morning??
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Fri May 10, 2013 1:41 pm

lighty89 wrote:
Evostance wrote:
lighty89 wrote:
Evostance wrote:
lighty89 wrote:
Have you guys seen the on-ride footage?


The whole 9 seconds of it?



No 40 odd seconds of the 2nd half of the ride....

I have put the link in marketing thread.


Sorry  :lol:  That's what I meant.  Having one of those days..


You know its not the one they showed on tv this morning??


Yeah there was that brief 9 seconds one on TV and then a longer one upload to YT by AT
 
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Fri May 10, 2013 1:42 pm

I do find it quite funny, but at the same time, rather annoying, that people are still trying to convince themselves there'll be a "Secret Element" incorporated into the ride. The fins used on that vertical lift are there incase an evac is needed. The train will be ROLLED, (not dropped), back down to the bottom of the lift, where it will level out and be evacuated! Obviously if it does come to the worst, and the car stops up the lift and the rollback feature also fails, then the team will be ready to go up in the basket and proceed with there evacuation drill ( which looking at it they're practicing today ).

As mentioned in an earlier post, the people who are still adamant that there's something extra to this ride are only going to end up disappointed come the 23rd. I mean, people looking into the video's too much, trying to figure out why they've cut the off-ride video and missed certain parts of the ride out. It's simple, people ( non enthusiasts ) won't want to watch a train go up a lift hill, they'll want to see the ride in action, so Alton Towers obviously cut the video down to show the best bits, makes sense when you think about it.

They probably won't show the indoor section on a video, that'll only be seen first hand when the ride opens, not because they're hiding something, just because they'll want to keep it a surprise for people. It's very rare a ride hit's an inversion straight out of the gate, so i'am sure it'll catch a lot of people out  :D

And people, that entrance sign looks ok, i mean, it is just an entrance after all, so i wouldn't be to disheartened by how it looks at the minute. It's not even finished yet! you only need to take one look at it to see that. Once it has the height restriction board, safety warning and test seat nearby i assure you, it'll look the dogs balls  :D

This ride looks awesome......end of! :D
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Fri May 10, 2013 1:47 pm

owenjohn wrote:
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It's so tacky :(


Oh FFS!!
This topic is a bunch of complaints! People complaining about:
- tacky yellow colors,
- dirty footers,
- tacky marmaliser,
- fencing not being "right",
- smiler logo on train being a bad thing,
- trains having OTSR,
- blabla and hundreds of meaningless details...
- people complaining about people that complain (which I'm part of, don't get me wrong...).

This ride is going to be awesome, I mean honestly just stay positive instead of picking on every little thing, you know you're going to ride it even thought you feel bad because they had to cut off a bit of the toilet roof to fit the footers, and you're going to enjoy it. This ride looks like a masterpiece, enough said.

I personally think this entrance fits perfectly with the whole feel and theming of the Smiler, from what I've seen on pictures at



Entrance sign looks like an LED panel!


And the eyes will spin ;)
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Fri May 10, 2013 1:58 pm

dylan.tempelaars wrote:
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And the eyes will spin ;)


I know you're joking about this but the eyes do actually stick out further than the board... you can see where the spirals meet the smile :/

EDIT: i think it might just be the whole logo sticking out :) sorry :)
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Fri May 10, 2013 2:03 pm

One last quick one from me showing the train on the vertical lift:

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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Fri May 10, 2013 2:25 pm

could they just be testing, might have to hold the loaded train in place for so many hours? to prove it can hold it for an evacuation
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Fri May 10, 2013 2:44 pm

I thought JW had said in an interview something about there being a "something else". This is where I got the impression there would still be a surprise. Thats what he does, AND this is his last ride!
If it were me, I'd go out with a bang!
I still wonder if we get launched out of the station into the dark.. it just shoot quick on the game and we havent seen inside the station building obviously..
This is why people are still thinking there must be another element to it being built, or already built!
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Fri May 10, 2013 2:45 pm

I can only count 13 inversions including 1 inside .... ??

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