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NOTE: The Sporum is migrating to EA’s Answers HQ forum environment. The Sporum is currently in Read-Only mode and will remain so for a period of time. For more information about the move and the new location, please see this post

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Joined: 09/23/2014 16:02:02
Messages: 433

SPORE Creators, Players and Sporum Veterans, changes are afoot. For a number of reasons the Sporum will be moving to EA’s Answers HQ.
The SPORE Community is important. It’s important that there be a secure, modern environment to meet and discuss SPORE, while getting more direct support from EA’s community teams.

What is happening?

To better support the dedicated community of SPORE users we will be moving the Sporum from to EA’s Answers HQ. All users are encouraged to join the new forum at

Why is the forum moving?

The forum is being moved for a number of reasons. Chief among the considerations was the safety and security of the SPORE community that actively uses the resource, the increasing age of the Sporum software and infrastructure, and the reality that the service itself isn’t reflective of what users expect a modern service to be. Moving to Answers HQ also ensures that the SPORE community can continue and have additional help and moderation from the EA Support teams.

What does this mean for you?

SPORE, the game and service, will go on., Sporepedia and SPORE itself will continue but the Sporum service will be moving to a new home at Answers HQ. Unfortunately, the current content from the Sporum will not be migrated unless users choose to migrate specific posts, threads, and other content themselves.

There will be more community support thanks to the EA Support team who monitor the site and will be on hand to help keep things in line. Most of the SporeMasters will be migrating and will be identifiable as Answers HQ Heroes.

What isn't happening?

The Sporum content will not be migrated to Answers HQ. The current Sporum will be kept in read-only mode for a period of time to allow you to archive or migrate posts and content that you might want to preserve. Please be respectful of other users and properly attribute content that you might migrate.

What next?

On Wednesday, 15th August we will switch the Sporum to be read-only (meaning the content will still be present, but you will not be able to log in or post any new messages) and Answers HQ will be the location for ongoing discussion and feedback.

The existing Sporum will be left read-only for an extended period of time to allow time for archiving and moving of your content. Following that read-only period, the Sporum will be retired. Advance notice of the full closure will be posted to the Sporum as well as to the Answers HQ forum.

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Joined: 10/03/2013 19:36:11
Messages: 371


Well... Had lots of fun here. Kinda feels like the end of an era. Never play the game anymore, but I'll remember all of this. Thanks everyone for the fun, the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Peace people, sporum, spore. Goodnight.
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Joined: 01/18/2014 17:20:11
Messages: 11523
Where eggs are laid.


So this basically confirms the Sporum is going to be 'shut down' in due time and we only have about a month of discussion here before it goes read-only?

Seems fine to me. But pretty sad that this place will finally hit the coffin. A few of us personally don't want to stay on the EA's Answer HQ, it doesn't have the same identity as the Sporum so we're planning to house this somewhere else.

Thank you for the support Baza and the rest of the Maxis team!

Edit: Nvm, I'm actually pretty upset with this.

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Civilized Sporeon

Joined: 12/18/2014 17:53:11
Messages: 3896
deez nuts


first post in a very long time, but just coming in to say that i had a fun time here. had i not joined the sporum, i would be a very different person and in a very different place in my life. this'll probably be my final post, and i don't think i'll be returning to any iterations or forms of the sporum.

as messy as this place is, it brought fond memories and crazy experiences. i'm glad the team is still trying to keep spore going through all these years.

i'll be returning to working on my novel now, good day

"COWER IN FEAR" EropsToad, 2016



Joined: 06/28/2015 22:39:51
Messages: 315
Away from here


geez when was the last time I posted here? And now this is happening? Well it's been one hell of a ride here and I am sad to hear the news. While this place did end up crashing down, the memories and good times still lay here.

Wish everyone the best of luck in the future! :D


Civilized Sporeon

Joined: 04/15/2011 23:42:41
Messages: 4653
Mount Evil, Killdeath Island, Antarctica.


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Civilized Sporeon

Joined: 07/20/2009 08:31:39
Messages: 4601
I don't know.


I’m more of a fan of this site’s layout than the new one, but oh well. The Sporum really is a great place. I can’t believe how much an obscure forum for a video game changed my life so much, but it did. I’m gonna miss the Sporum.

At least we’ll always have our memories.

Then the world blew up. The end.

EropsToad wrote:wups
DarkLord979 wrote:Ok... take my five stars...


Joined: 03/19/2018 12:02:58
Messages: 5

Looks like I'll remain banned forever, haha.

But for real. It's a bittersweet feeling to see this place go for real. On the one hand, quite a relief. But then again, far too many memories than I can recount. Just like SissyGamer said, I would have been a very different person if it weren't for these Spore communities, and especially the Sporum. I really do owe a tremendous amount to both this place, and the people in it.

It really is a sad feeling to know that one day, when some other old-timers who may look for a rush of nostalgia and check this place out, there will be nothing left. After the read-only era, just... nothing. Time for me to get digging before it's too late.

Thanks everyone for the memories, both the good and the ugly. And thanks Baza for keeping things functional and afloat. A bit disappointed I never got to speak to you properly, but such is life. I wish you all the best.

Civilized Sporeon

Joined: 02/09/2015 18:11:05
Messages: 4991
Death X War OTP


Maybe I would have felt something before my experience was soured.

I won't miss this place.


Civilized Sporeon

Joined: 03/04/2015 15:19:03
Messages: 2570


In the words on Benjamin Guggenheim on the Titanic, "We've dressed up in our best and are prepared to go down like gentlemen." I will miss this place, the direct access to scrutiny and criticism has helped me become more of a tolerable person. I went from this cringy autistic kid that everyone laughs at, to this cringy autistic kid that everyone laughs with over the course of three years. I don't know how who I'd be. I will miss the awkward culture of this forum and hope it can continue on whether it be on the new forums or somewhere else.

Let the Titanic quotes commence.

I'm Nathaniel, I'm fourteen and I live in Wisconsin. My activities here are mostly on the Open Thread but I do try to branch out.



Joined: 08/03/2009 02:16:28
Messages: 226
Grandma Herschel's World Famous Taffy Factory.


Well then...



Joined: 04/11/2017 15:03:47
Messages: 323
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)


The Sporum is a god, how can you kill a god? How can you be so naive? What a grand and intoxicating innocence.

Here’s one to the Sporum, the eldritch abomination that it is.


Civilized Sporeon

Joined: 02/19/2009 21:29:57
Messages: 1776
hey it me


wow, been here for almost 10 years and have alot of memories. Sad to see it go.



Joined: 05/06/2010 21:46:17
Messages: 826


Let us remember the good times and appreciate what and who we had. Ten years is a great run!



Joined: 12/30/2011 03:12:01
Messages: 123
Aboard the Glorious Dawn


This site way outlived its use-by date. I was surprised it lasted that long, as did all the veterans that I still have contacts with.

Anyways, come follow me instead of following Maxis.


"And if you find him, do not kill him. Just wound him. Excessively. But he is mine!"
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