A few posts down, I think Hammer posed a great question in the comments section:
By the way, the â€œLost Experienceâ€ thing that you are working throughâ€¦do you think that itâ€™s helping you to find out what the island is all about or just a spin off for ABC to keep riding the Lost phenomina?
My answer to him is that I think it is a little bit of both, leaning a little stronger towards the latter (commercializing on success of the show). This is a controversial topic that confronts a lot of people who post on internet sites about LOST–how much can we consider TLE to be canon? How entwined are the two storylines going to be? Is it necessary to play to fully understand the show? Or is it just the writers selling out?
I cannot say anything with 100% certainty right now. TLE is a game I’m playing and following closely for the heck of it over the summer, and it is fun for the most part, despite complaints here and there. What I do NOT believe is that anyone should feel pressure to play it JUST in order to understand the show. I think when Season 3 starts, it will be clear that there will be a few spoilers revealed in the webmaze, but that most of it will be filler material, background Story B. In other words, if you don’t play, don’t sweat it–nothing integral to understanding the main mysteries of LOST will be revealed in the game *only* and *not* revealed at some point in the series. Keep in mind there are millions of LOST watchers who don’t even know what a webmaze is, and the producers are probably not going to wish to alienate them.
For the purposes of this blog, we cater to both fans that play the game and fans that only watch the TV show. It’s too bad we can’t make this blog filter out only for certain tag subjects. Though we try to write a good mix of articles on Lost news, personal thoughts & theories about the show, and webmaze clues, the summer months will be dominated with webmaze articles because of the nature of the beast. To people who don’t wish to play the game but are curious about what may be revealed when the smoke clears–at the end of the summer, I’ll try and prepare a summary of how the storyline may tie into the show, leaving out the parts which are (in my opinion) inconsequential (of course, some of this will be subjective, but I’ll do my best). No one should feel left out of anything just because they don’t have the time, energy, or inclination to play a game.