Board 8 > How did you learn about the FFVII spoiler?

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05/03/21 9:03:07 PM

You know the one.

Just curious to see how many people learned it from actually playing the game.

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05/03/21 9:04:45 PM

I saw it in an issue of EGM, don't remember which issue, but it was early 2000s.

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05/03/21 9:06:48 PM

Heard a kid on the school bus talking about it. I didn't know what it even was at the time, but the way he described it was so vivid I could recall it when I finally played it years later.

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05/03/21 9:13:55 PM

It has to be the strategy guide. I used to read that like it was an actual novel.
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05/03/21 9:20:46 PM

I can't remember, but it was either while playing it myself or watching my brother play

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05/03/21 9:22:00 PM

Someone I used to know spoiled it for me when I was just starting the game (this was in 97 when the game was released).
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05/03/21 9:31:16 PM

hard to say

I definitely played it before I ever came to B8 in 2002, but I can't remember if I saw it somewhere else on the internet or not

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05/03/21 9:36:47 PM

From playing the game. It didnt hit me that hard because I was sure the character was just going to come back somehow like previous games seemed to do. When the character didnt, for a while I just thought I missed some side quest.

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05/03/21 9:52:15 PM

It took me way longer to figure out why everyone on board 8 would talk about *spoilers*.com

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05/03/21 10:00:01 PM

i think it was literally from the porn site

either that or from Advent Children because i bought that without playing the game because it looked cool

i don't remember which came first

i remember seeing the old LegendaryFrog flash animations and that was my introduction to the characters. there's references to the spoiler in those iirc but i had no idea what it was talking about back then
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05/03/21 10:06:16 PM

It might have been from the first issue of PSX Magazine. What an issue that was.
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05/03/21 10:09:02 PM

I don't even remember. Voted for "other board or website" but I can't really rule Board 8 out. Could have been a gaming magazine like EGM too.

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05/03/21 10:09:54 PM

By watching a friend play the game in high school.

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05/03/21 10:10:54 PM

Snake5555555555 posted...
I saw it in an issue of EGM, don't remember which issue, but it was early 2000s.

Oh right, I should've included "other gaming magazine" under the BradyGames option.

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05/03/21 10:17:38 PM

One spring afternoon at my PC I finally got to that part and was quite surprised.

This issues still comes to mind now and then
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05/03/21 11:16:11 PM

A mix of #2 and #4 when my friend told me about "some other website"

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05/03/21 11:28:42 PM

I actually didn't know much about FFVII back in 2003 when I first joined the website. Seeing Cloud dominate the contest baffled me, and the memes about the spoiler basically gave it away.

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05/04/21 1:20:40 AM

Playing the game 7 or 8 years after it came out. I do recall my friend kinda hinting that I shouldn't get dependent on that character but I didn't fully understand the implication.
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05/04/21 4:09:39 AM

My girlfriend at the time accidentally spoiled it for me. She was the one that recommended I play it in the first place!
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05/04/21 4:11:34 AM

I think it's a testament to how widespread this spoiler is/was that a poll held on one of the biggest FF7 bastions on the internet still only has 1/3 of the respondents having learned the spoiler from playing the actual game.

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05/04/21 4:39:26 AM

I forget exactly, but my older brother played the game before I did and I think it was either through him or one of his friends.

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05/04/21 11:29:12 AM

From a magazine. It wasn't the strategy guide. It rated the characters and said if they were useful and it mentioned said spoiler.

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05/04/21 11:34:38 AM

I don't remember, I was a kid and my mum played the game first so maybe from her, or the strategy guide which I definitely will have looked through. It definitely wasn't from playing the game myself (although I do remember a rumour that you could swap the identity of the spoilers by doing different stuff from the start, and so I did try that.)

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05/04/21 12:12:58 PM

wheres the agasonex option

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05/04/21 12:18:46 PM

CoolCly posted...
wheres the agasonex option

Some other website

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05/04/21 12:22:03 PM

Strategy guide

I was looking up how to beat the demon wall and flipped ahead a couple pages to see what else to expect...

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05/04/21 12:50:17 PM

I honestly don't remember. Don't think it was from playing the game since I wasn't able to get it until about a year after it came out and I had the guide. I'm thinking it was either from a friend or magazine article before I even had the guide, though.

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05/04/21 1:04:37 PM

Definitely found out about it through gamefaqs. Final Fantasy (9 specifically) was my gateway into forums in general, this being my first.
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05/04/21 1:41:20 PM

It was a magazine. I don't think it was even a guide, more like a 'tips' section that just showed where all the best weapons were. Aeris' entry ended with "Get her stuff quickly because, well, you know what happens to her"

Er, no, I didn't, but since you've said that I think I've got a pretty good guess...
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05/04/21 1:41:40 PM

I honestly don't even remember. It's something I kind of remember always knowing once I got into/starting hearing about video games. Very Darth Vaderish in that way.

I remember there being this one guy who had a web site(s) all about FFVII and OoT and how they were clearly the best games of all time, so maybe there. Does that extremely basic opinion ring a bell to any one? He flipped his **** when the Wind Waker art first came out.

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05/04/21 2:04:42 PM

I honestly don't remember. Long before I played the game, I know that much.

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05/04/21 2:14:50 PM

It's been so long that I don't remember. It just feels like I've always knew.

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05/04/21 4:10:04 PM

A friend on another message board, like 15-17 years ago, had this in his sig-
"Aeris is gone. Aeris will no longer talk, no longer laugh, cry... or get angry... What about us...what are WE supposed to do?"
Kinda shitty but he was the one who gave me burned copies of the game from the original PC release and that's how I played it for the first time

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05/04/21 7:15:11 PM

i played the game when it first came out so by playing the game.

was pretty pissed off cause i spent a lot of time leveling her up and shit.

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05/04/21 7:42:43 PM

Feel like it had to be when I popped online, as FFVII was already years old so sometimes people put spoilers around it and sometimes people didn't. And it was just a "okay" for me until I actually got to learn about the game.

I'll just go back to gifs. Not like the winner was gonna click my topic.
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05/04/21 7:45:09 PM

The first contest

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