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View Poll Results: Which campaign should we play first?
The Goodies 4 33.33%
The Neutrals 7 58.33%
The Baddies 1 8.33%
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Old 04/12/2018   #16
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Yeah, I totally have to represent for my gay queen Aerith. Over 20 years of dedication has all lead up to this moment.
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Old 04/13/2018   #17
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i just watch ok
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Old 04/14/2018   #18
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I'll take a stab at it
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Old 05/06/2018   #19
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So, we've just had our first character smackdown battle! I'm delighted with how it turned out and I can't thank everyone who participated enough for playing along. I was frigging cracking up over the back and forth.

As I was observing, naturally, I was making some notes and was considering some changes. Do let me know what you think of them.


1. Assigning the Spectator's Role only when necessary.

So, I announced at the start of the neutral championship that I was going to put everyone who volunteered to play on a team so that they could debate as an exception to the rules (which is assigning at least one person to the spectator corner along with those who volunteer to spectate).

After some consideration, I think I want to try to have as many people playing on teams as possible and only assigning the spectator role to someone when there are no volunteers to be a spectator.

I would volunteer to be the spectator myself every round, but given that I'm also technically the 'game master' and control the brackets, team assignments, and annouce when the games start and end, I think it'd be a little precarious to give me the power to decide the champions as well. I trust myself to make fair judgements and not 'rig' the game as I see fit, but I would rather only do that when I absolutely have to.


2. Developing an AFK rule.

As some may have noticed, not everyone who was given a role of team-player had the chance to post an argument whilst the battle was ongoning. I am absolutely not putting anyone on blast here nor am I trying to guilt anyone, eh? Someone may fail to post for a number of reasons: from being too busy with personal life or work, to not being able to think of anything to say at the moment, to having a wifi blackout. It's all right! It's life! It happens!

That being said...

I have thought about removing persons from the 'pool' of potential team players if they are unable to post in 2 or 3 battles in a row (I'm leaning towards 3). Again, this isn't to 'punish' anyone, rather, to ensure that whoever gets put on a team will likely have active teammates/won't have to worry about facing the battle shorthanded.


I'd love to hear some thoughts on these possible changes/requirements! Thanks again everyone for playing along and helping me figure this all out. ( ͡ ͜ʖ ͡)

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Old 05/06/2018   #20
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I was reluctant at first to keep posting for fear I'd be elbowing out team-mates who wanted to post but somehow didn't.

But anyway... THAT WAS SO MUCH FUN!

I can see scope for using this in the classroom.
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Old 05/06/2018   #21
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LICORICE, MAY WE BATTLE AGAIN SOON!

Fancy: That was incredible, and your newly proposed rules seem sound to me. A job well done, darling! Your tireless preparation for this event has not gone to waste
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Old 05/06/2018   #22
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I'm so deliriously happy to hear that folks had fun (both participants and those observing) and that we managed to pull this off. I wanted this so badly to work and I think it is. Or, at least, it'll reach a point soon where the system is pretty much 'perfected.' I'm looking forward to hosting matches in the future!

Again everyone, I cannot thank you enough for giving this a shot and participating and the like. Again, if no one was willing to post then this wouldn't have happened. Aaahh!! I wish I could give everyone a big, big hug right now!!

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Old 05/06/2018   #23
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Fancy you’re doing an awesome job and the rules are solid. May I make a proposal and suggest making the battle last 72 hrs from start? At first I thought I was good with 48 then there’s he time difference which ended while I was asleep so I was able to at least get in one post and help my team.
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You must have a lot going on your mind, I suppose.
Yeah, but I'd rather have nothing for a change. How do you do it?
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I do not feel the need to occupy my mind with nonsense, just to avoid thinking about what really matters.

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Old 05/06/2018   #24
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^I'll give the 72 hour thing a go next round! Especially considering that we're going into a Monday and folks might have work n shite. Hopefully, this means all team members will get a chance to post!
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Old 05/07/2018   #25
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Should players be allowed to vote along with spectators?

This question was brought up in discord and I'd like to know people's thoughts on it. If folks (namely the players themselves) are fine with it, it probably won't be implemented until the third face-off.

Also, I'd like to address what folks need to consider when voting for a champion (cuz this was also brought up in discord lol). I think LicoriceAllsorts said it best—vote with your heart. If your criteria are logic and sound reasoning, then go with the team that argued with persuasion and facts. If your criteria are whoever made you laugh the hardest and excellent photoshop, then go with the team that delivered in those areas. And if all else fails, just go with your gut. This is all in good fun!

Thanks!

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Old 05/07/2018   #26
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I've thought on it, and I don't personally think that players should be able to vote in rounds that they've participated in.

While there are a select few that may vote fairly and not just for their own team, you are correct in assuming that most would do so and that may tip the balance unfairly in instances where the teams don't have the same number of players.
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Old 05/07/2018   #27
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I don't think we should be allowed too.
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Old 05/07/2018   #28
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Players no vote.
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Old 05/08/2018   #29
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Heads up!

As luck would have it, the most active participants of last round have all been put on the same team this time. If the opposite side is too quiet/doesn’t have enough folks posting (lets say only 2 of the 5 team members are posting regularly) in the first 36 hours of the match, I’ll be joining that team and just refuse to spectate afterwards. Y’all will just have to trust me to play fair, yeah??

Thank you!

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Old 05/09/2018   #30
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Fuck me, I have to argue against B, Sab, Minato AND Lic?

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You must have a lot going on your mind, I suppose.
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I do not feel the need to occupy my mind with nonsense, just to avoid thinking about what really matters.

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