2,701UGXwolfWed 3rd Sep 2014 Jazzer94 wrote: Serious question here I always thought people were most hyped to actually play the game i.e. day 0, does the leak really effect this? Oh, boy... That's a subject I'm not sure I have the resources, knowledge, and intelligence to properly tackle. @[email protected];; To put it as simply as I can without stepping on any toes, different people play games for different reasons. Oftentimes the same games. Some of us, myself included, Are really big into the surprise factor while others are more into execution and performance, also like myself. Not everyone shares both of these interests, however. Taking the surprise factor out of the game takes a lot of the game's strongest assets out of the picture, and can very much kill the hype for someone who was just excited to see what would happen. While that's a VERY minimalist explanation, I hope it's enough to get the point across, cause even I'm not sure I wanna write a post long enough to properly explain the psychology behind gaming and why the surprise factor is so important to a game like Smash. Suffice it to say that if an element is important to the developer, it will inevitably become important to the audience. I do feel Smash 4 loses a lot of its charm without the element of surprise, but then I have other reasons I want to play. While I doubt many people will outright refuse to buy the game because the roster has been spoiled, that general giddiness that some of us experience at seeing newcomers will be greatly diminished if we know it's coming. For instance, a lot of people talk about unlocking Mewtwo or unlocking Wolf for the first time and how it caught them by surprise and they were so shocked to see those characters in the game. I didn't experience this same shock because I knew they were there and I knew how to unlock them. I actually found Melee to be very boring for this reason. Once I'd unlocked all characters and stages, there was little else for me to do, and with no one to play with, I just completely lost interest. Brawl had a fix to this problem, being a ton of unlocks beyond characters and stages, but I'm hoping Smash 4's online is enough to keep me playing for months or even years. A nifty calendar (Updated 9/13/15) The UGXloggery ... really needs an update.