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Subject: Why FFG doesn't post (many) A:NR spoilers... rss

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Lech Karol Pawłaszek
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...now I know.

Because we practically make their servers crawl. Every time there is A:NR new spoiler page, I'm unable to see it after a while. It just stops working!

What's interesting - nothing like this happens when there are new spoilers of StarWars, LoTR or WH:I, which I read as well.

are there that many of us? Or you also (like me) try to guess other URLs which might contain other information about Netrunner every time there is new post?
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ikex wrote:
...now I know.

Because we practically make their servers crawl. Every time there is A:NR new spoiler page, I'm unable to see it after a while. It just stops working!

What's interesting - nothing like this happens when there are new spoilers of StarWars, LoTR or WH:I, which I read as well.

are there that many of us? Or you also (like me) try to guess other URLs which might contain other information about Netrunner every time there is new post?


In the early days, there was a whole lot of 404'ing going on trying to pull card images.\

I think they've cleaned up their processes since then.
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Someone else mentioned this in another thread, but they should just send out press releases to various sites (BGG of course, and whoever else) with the info and let the information distribute that way.
 
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I just want access to here:

http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/ffg_content/android-netrun...

and here:

http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/ffg_content/android-netrun...

Where they keep the images for the cards in the articles at.
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Jaric wrote:
I just want access to here:

http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/ffg_content/android-netrun...

and here:

http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/ffg_content/android-netrun...

Where they keep the images for the cards in the articles at.


Not much of a Runner if you can't access servers. whistle
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That and I'm lazy.
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They don't necessarily have all the cards at those locations. Just the ones that will be in articles, still, there might be one or two that were perhaps uploaded but weren't actually put into the article or are ready for future articles.
 
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BoShek wrote:
They don't necessarily have all the cards at those locations. Just the ones that will be in articles, still, there might be one or two that were perhaps uploaded but weren't actually put into the article or are ready for future articles.


As said, they plugged that hole after some of the GenCon Spoilers we pulled.

If you look closely in the MICEB2B.CAT, the Heimdall isn't the one that got published, for example.
 
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BoShek wrote:
They don't necessarily have all the cards at those locations. Just the ones that will be in articles, still, there might be one or two that were perhaps uploaded but weren't actually put into the article or are ready for future articles.


Mmhmm, this was the case with Server Diagnostics and two other card fans for Creation and Control.
 
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Quarashi wrote:
Jaric wrote:
I just want access to here:

http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/ffg_content/android-netrun...

and here:

http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/ffg_content/android-netrun...

Where they keep the images for the cards in the articles at.


Not much of a Runner if you can't access servers. whistle


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I just think its slow because there website is awful. The only reason I started using these forums is because Ffgs forums are so awful and slow. And it's not when spoilers go out. It's all the time.
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HaasBioroid wrote:
I just think its slow because there website is awful. The only reason I started using these forums is because Ffgs forums are so awful and slow. And it's not when spoilers go out. It's all the time.


Right on - FFGs forums are among the worst I've used.
 
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FFGs forums are among the worst I've used.


They're the only forums I tell people to leave when replying to their first post.
 
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BoShek wrote:
They don't necessarily have all the cards at those locations. Just the ones that will be in articles, still, there might be one or two that were perhaps uploaded but weren't actually put into the article or are ready for future articles.


Actually, I was killing time earlier this month and I started trying to find extra cards that haven't been explicitly linked in their news stories and I found 2 or 3 cards. So I can confirm that what you said is correct.

IIRC, I found Heimdall 1.0, Private Security Force and one other card which I can't remember at the moment.

Edit: I just looked through my files and I think it was Gordian Blade, but I'm not sure. Anyway, I have 82 "official" (ie. from FFG, directly) images from just the Core Set, so hopefully they'll eventually release them all.

Also, I haven't had time to systematically check for all of the Genesis cards released to date, but I have 34 "official" cards thus far.

Finally, I have 10 "official" cards for Creation and Control.

These numbers don't count cards shown in fans but not released separately.
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kingjames01 wrote:
BoShek wrote:
They don't necessarily have all the cards at those locations. Just the ones that will be in articles, still, there might be one or two that were perhaps uploaded but weren't actually put into the article or are ready for future articles.


Actually, I was killing time earlier this month and I started trying to find extra cards that haven't been explicitly linked in their news stories and I found 2 or 3 cards. So I can confirm that what you said is correct.

IIRC, I found Heimdall 1.0, Private Security Force and one other card which I can't remember at the moment.

Edit: I just looked through my files and I think it was Gordian Blade, but I'm not sure. Anyway, I have 82 "official" (ie. from FFG, directly) images from just the Core Set, so hopefully they'll eventually release them all.

Also, I haven't had time to systematically check for all of the Genesis cards released to date, but I have 34 "official" cards thus far.

Finally, I have 10 "official" cards for Creation and Control.

These numbers don't count cards shown in fans but not released separately.


Well actually, I found most of the core cards from the set by googling, when I was making those template images. So I'd wager that they're actually all there.

Whether the unspoiled stuff are there yet or not... Well, hard to say
 
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Tuism wrote:
kingjames01 wrote:
BoShek wrote:
They don't necessarily have all the cards at those locations. Just the ones that will be in articles, still, there might be one or two that were perhaps uploaded but weren't actually put into the article or are ready for future articles.


Actually, I was killing time earlier this month and I started trying to find extra cards that haven't been explicitly linked in their news stories and I found 2 or 3 cards. So I can confirm that what you said is correct.

IIRC, I found Heimdall 1.0, Private Security Force and one other card which I can't remember at the moment.

Edit: I just looked through my files and I think it was Gordian Blade, but I'm not sure. Anyway, I have 82 "official" (ie. from FFG, directly) images from just the Core Set, so hopefully they'll eventually release them all.

Also, I haven't had time to systematically check for all of the Genesis cards released to date, but I have 34 "official" cards thus far.

Finally, I have 10 "official" cards for Creation and Control.

These numbers don't count cards shown in fans but not released separately.


Well actually, I found most of the core cards from the set by googling, when I was making those template images. So I'd wager that they're actually all there.

Whether the unspoiled stuff are there yet or not... Well, hard to say


If they are, then they are stored using filenames that do not correspond to the standard naming procedure. They've used the standard naming procedure since before the GenCon release which is how I was mining their site before the official release.

You weren't yet active on the A:NR forums (as much as now), so you may not remember the posts where we were summarizing our findings. Anyway, the point is that, I am fairly confident that 1 of 2 scenarios are true:

Either I have all of the Core Set image files that have been scanned and stored or whatever I am missing has been named using a different format. Since over 80 cards out of 113 have all followed the same format, I do not believe that they would purposely or accidentally misname the image files.
 
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