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Spoiler vs Value

I rather just know the rest of the story
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Offline Lord Leith

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Spoiler vs Value
« on: December 16, 2011, 01:15:52 AM »
Alright, apologies in advance if my writing here is confusing, since I had to write this over again since my computer rebooted on me while I was writing it  :puck:

Anyways...Here's a question for all of you, its not a realistic one or meant to be taken seriously, more of a "What if" scenario.

Lets say someone who knew the rest of the story of Berserk all the way to the end of the series was to allow you to know the remaining plot, it would be by the word of mouth, but unfortunately no imagery or in depth subtext would be given, just all of the main stuff.

Would you accept despite the spoilers, or would you rather keep the surprise, and enjoy the story through the great quality of the illustrations and text? One answer may let you know the story immediately while the other is still the regular long waits we have between volumes.

I guess this ends up being a question if the quality is what you have priority for, or if what you have interest in, is just the story itself, regardless of how its told.

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Re: Spoiler vs Value
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2011, 01:20:33 AM »
I can't imagine that anyone here would want to hear major spoilers on a series they've followed for years. But I do know some people who'd rather go into something without a lot of suspense over the ultimate outcome. For me, it's enough that Miura said the series wouldn't have a pessimistic"totally desperate" ending.
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Re: Spoiler vs Value
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2011, 03:14:02 AM »
Honestly, if someone knew and they were standing right in front of me, I would say, "Fine, tell me." It would be hard not to.

But, I'm perfectly happy just sitting here, waiting.

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Re: Spoiler vs Value
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2011, 03:35:42 AM »
I'll just stick to the current format. I wouldn't want to get the story ,and not be complimented by the great drawings Miura puts his effort for us to see.

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Re: Spoiler vs Value
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2011, 04:33:59 AM »
I've been following this series since I was 14, so no spoilers plz.

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Re: Spoiler vs Value
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2011, 05:38:13 AM »
I've been following this series since I was 14, so no spoilers plz.
Ditto on that. While I can't say that I wouldn't be tempted, a verbal explanation could never compare to watching the story unfold as it was meant to be experienced. :griffnotevil:

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Re: Spoiler vs Value
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2011, 06:01:39 AM »
Ditto on that. While I can't say that I wouldn't be tempted, a verbal explanation could never compare to watching the story unfold as it was meant to be experienced. :griffnotevil:

That's like how I feel about things I don't care about (Gears of War 2 & 3), but wanted to know what happens.

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Re: Spoiler vs Value
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2011, 07:54:02 AM »
I would most definitely refuse.

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« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2011, 10:48:31 AM »
Spoilers are tempting. But there is a difference between a spoiler for the next episode 2 days before release, and the entirety of the story laid out before you.
So no, I'd not want to know.

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Re: Spoiler vs Value
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2011, 03:17:38 PM »
I'll just stick to the current format. I wouldn't want to get the story ,and not be complimented by the great drawings Miura puts his effort for us to see.
This (very well put by Branded).
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Offline Joe Chip

Re: Spoiler vs Value
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2011, 08:01:03 PM »
I've been following this series since I was 14, so no spoilers plz.
Seeing this comment i am wondering , how many years have you guys been reading Berserk ? I am guessing over 10.
I wouldn't want to hear the spoilers. It's Miura we are talking about, he sure has some great plots for the story, can't really wait to see the way he is going tell it. Seriously though, whenever i see one of the Admins posting about a new episode i feel like it's my birthday :)
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Re: Spoiler vs Value
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2011, 08:07:15 PM »
Seeing this comment i am wondering , how many years have you guys been reading Berserk ? I am guessing over 10.

I was 20 when I started.

Seriously though, whenever i see one of the Admins posting about a new chapter i feel like it's my birthday :)
Once again it's "episode" not chapter.

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Re: Spoiler vs Value
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2011, 08:23:40 PM »
Once again it's "episode" not chapter.
You are right.

Offline Johnstantine

Re: Spoiler vs Value
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2011, 09:25:34 PM »
I would take the spoilers if Miura died, and only if (when) he dies (and it's not complete).

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Re: Spoiler vs Value
« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2011, 09:33:09 PM »
I would take the spoilers if Miura died, and only if (when) he dies (and it's not complete).

That brings up an interesting point, though I don't like the topic of Miura's death, ( I have faith in him, and Japanese life expectency is great ), but good point non the less, I'm sure I would settle with the spoilers too if Berserk was never to be completed.

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« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2011, 09:37:41 PM »
I'd do the same for any series.

Dune being THE prime example.

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Re: Spoiler vs Value
« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2011, 09:44:20 PM »
I'd do the same for any series.

Dune being THE prime example.

Aye, same for me with Shenmue, 10 or so years, and no sequel to the cliffhanger in Shenmue 2, so I would settle with spoilers to it.

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Re: Spoiler vs Value
« Reply #17 on: December 17, 2011, 10:56:51 PM »
I would rather wait as the story slowly unfolds over the next decade or two, episode by episode, than know anything about the upcoming plot or the ending.

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Re: Spoiler vs Value
« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2012, 07:23:13 PM »
For me, it's enough that Miura said the series wouldn't have a pessimistic"totally desperate" ending.

Really? I didn't know about this, where was this said, or discussed? I am really interested now :p

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Re: Spoiler vs Value
« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2012, 07:39:58 PM »
Really? I didn't know about this, where was this said, or discussed? I am really interested now :p
It was from one of the Miura interviews that's never been posted here. I believe it was Olivier Hague that first brought it to our attention. Possibly in the Berserk Illustrations File? I can't remember...

Update: I found Olivier's post, and I'm actually misquoting him. Olivier said: "He said it wouldn't be totally desperate." So, not "not pessimistic." There's a difference in wording there. My bad.

There are many interviews that we've never had a full translation of, and rely on others to repeat the information here.
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Re: Spoiler vs Value
« Reply #20 on: February 21, 2012, 07:52:23 PM »
I would want to read the story as told by Miura. Well actually, I would want the time machine so that I could purchase all the future volumes of Berserk and read them right now. Then I would buy the complete and faithful anime adaptation series of Berserk rendered in Blizzard style CG along with the deluxe jumbo sized Berserk volumes with interviews by Miura before I took the time to play the award winning, internationally released Berserk RPG trilogy. If, however, the story could never be completed, I would settle for an accurate summary.

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Re: Spoiler vs Value
« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2012, 09:19:53 PM »
I would rather know right away. Waiting for the books to come out is all fine and dandy but dead men/women read no Berserk   :troll:. I could die a little easier knowing that I know the whole plot of Berserk.  :ganishka:
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Re: Spoiler vs Value
« Reply #22 on: February 23, 2012, 02:04:32 PM »
I would rather know right away. Waiting for the books to come out is all fine and dandy but dead men/women read no Berserk   :troll:. I could die a little easier knowing that I know the whole plot of Berserk.  :ganishka:

As long as I remain in good health, I want no spoilers. If I'm suddenly told I have 6 months left to live, then please tell me.

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Re: Spoiler vs Value
« Reply #23 on: February 23, 2012, 02:09:21 PM »
As long as I remain in good health, I want no spoilers. If I'm suddenly told I have 6 months left to live, then please tell me.
If that's the case you should visit Japan yourself, hire a translator locally, then knock on Miura's door and tell him your story. Maybe you'd get a personal explanation?  :daiba:
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Re: Spoiler vs Value
« Reply #24 on: February 23, 2012, 02:54:54 PM »
I would want to read the story as told by Miura. Well actually, I would want the time machine so that I could purchase all the future volumes of Berserk and read them right now. Then I would buy the complete and faithful anime adaptation series of Berserk rendered in Blizzard style CG along with the deluxe jumbo sized Berserk volumes with interviews by Miura before I took the time to play the award winning, internationally released Berserk RPG trilogy. If, however, the story could never be completed, I would settle for an accurate summary.

The idea of an RPG trilogy for Berserk just gave me hope I should never have in the first place.  :troll: