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Re: Complaints, Suggestions, and Ideas

Postby Malkamaniac on Mon May 03, 2010 11:49 pm

Lol
Corvidae wrote:If you can't sign up. DO NOT play.
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Re: Complaints, Suggestions, and Ideas

Postby dagny on Tue May 04, 2010 3:37 am

The mod auto kill for non participation seemed to work wonders with getting people more active.

What ever happened to that?
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Re: Complaints, Suggestions, and Ideas

Postby jaysmiter on Tue May 04, 2010 6:25 am

dagny wrote:The mod auto kill for non participation seemed to work wonders with getting people more active.

What ever happened to that?


Being quiet became a strategy.
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Re: Complaints, Suggestions, and Ideas

Postby Corvidae on Tue May 04, 2010 8:50 am

jaysmiter wrote:
dagny wrote:The mod auto kill for non participation seemed to work wonders with getting people more active.

What ever happened to that?


Being quiet became a strategy.


Probably related to the "lynching people who post a lot" thing that kept happening.
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Re: Complaints, Suggestions, and Ideas

Postby the wicked child on Tue May 04, 2010 10:40 pm

I guess I'll throw my hat in since I started this.

**** happens. A family member dies or gets sick. You have to go on some type of business trip. You get a new job that doesn't involve computers. This is life.

However, if you find out that you can no longer participate in the game, the correct thing is to contact the game mods and inform them of this. The mods may either remove you from the game, or find a replacement player - either is suitable. Even if you are a RP, random.org can redistribute said role. Do *NOT* post in the thread "I am just blue, take me out" - contact the mods and work with them.

We did this once before in a game some time back and it worked out great. IIRC, Jose filled in for Corvi in that instance (was Nintendo mafia maybe?). This is the most 'honorable' thing to do.

in fact, it may be worth it to start recruiting one or two "backup" players per game... ie. you are going to be away when the game starts, but 4 days later, you'll be back.

Also, I think we need to institute some type of limit for not posting. Nothing ridiculous - it can't be cycle based because I know there have been times I missed 2 or 3 cycles while busy @ work. If you can't make at least a couple posts per IRL day though, you probably shouldn't be playing.

Some discussion on the topic is welcome... I plan on using some variation of those rules in Lost Wars, so please speak your mind.
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Re: Complaints, Suggestions, and Ideas

Postby npv708 on Tue May 04, 2010 10:45 pm

I really think we need a long break before the next one.
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Re: Complaints, Suggestions, and Ideas

Postby jaysmiter on Tue May 04, 2010 10:49 pm

I think posting rules/time limits/whatever...

These should definitely be created and clearly laid out by the game creator.

If you don't like the rules, don't sign up. If you do sign up and have a problem with the rules...too bad.

I dunno.
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Re: Complaints, Suggestions, and Ideas

Postby Kicksave on Tue May 04, 2010 10:56 pm

npv708 wrote:I really think we need a long break before the next one.


We don't need a long break. People who are burned out can take a game off. No need for people to join in and not participate.
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Re: Complaints, Suggestions, and Ideas

Postby jaysmiter on Tue May 04, 2010 10:58 pm

Kicksave wrote:
npv708 wrote:I really think we need a long break before the next one.


We don't need a long break. People who are burned out can take a game off. No need for people to join in and not participate.


Yeah, I thought a break would be good for people...but if people WANT to play...there's no reason there can't be a game running.

The key is "want." If you don't want to play, don't sign up. If you think you might not want to play halfway through...don't sign up.

Pretty simple, really.
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Re: Complaints, Suggestions, and Ideas

Postby the wicked child on Tue May 04, 2010 11:03 pm

As I said in the Game signup thread - we are not starting Lost Wars until after the playoffs. Someone else is welcome to runa game in the meantime if they choose (and there is enough interest).

I'm going to take a break, but that doesn't mean everyone has to.
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Re: Complaints, Suggestions, and Ideas

Postby newarenanow on Wed May 05, 2010 10:42 am

Kicksave wrote:
npv708 wrote:I really think we need a long break before the next one.


We don't need a long break. People who are burned out can take a game off. No need for people to join in and not participate.


I agree. I'm willing to play. If there is not enough interest, then the game can be delayed. But if everyone signs up, and there is interest, then why take a break if only a few people want to. Let it be the players choice.

I do agree though, if you are going to get bored or not want to play the whole way through, don't sign up to just sign up.
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Re: Complaints, Suggestions, and Ideas

Postby Kicksave on Wed May 05, 2010 11:13 am

as a village, we're really bad at killing of fthe active peopel early so the end of games suck hard.
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Re: Complaints, Suggestions, and Ideas

Postby newarenanow on Wed May 05, 2010 11:21 am

Kicksave wrote:as a village, we're really bad at killing of fthe active peopel early so the end of games suck hard.


I went through a stretch to try to bandwagon quiet types at the beginning, to either a) get them more active or b) not have to deal with no activity at the end of the game, but very few followed or were on board, so I gave up.
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Re: Complaints, Suggestions, and Ideas

Postby Corvidae on Wed May 05, 2010 12:00 pm

I say we introduce "the Silence Monster." Each post you make takes you farther away from him. If you have none or less than 3 in 2 or 3 days, he devours you and marries your mom.

Silence Monster...
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Re: Complaints, Suggestions, and Ideas

Postby wallflower on Wed May 05, 2010 12:03 pm

Corvidae wrote:I say we introduce "the Silence Monster." Each post you make takes you farther away from him. If you have none or less than 3 in 2 or 3 days, he devours you and marries your mom.

I kind of like that.

Even when I was sick during Slug Wars I, I still managed to get on and post as much as I could. There are people in the current game who aren't even posting once a day or are only posting to vote. it's lame. :thumbdown:
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Re: Complaints, Suggestions, and Ideas

Postby Malkamaniac on Wed May 05, 2010 12:03 pm

Corvidae wrote:I say we introduce "the Silence Monster." Each post you make takes you farther away from him. If you have none or less than 3 in 2 or 3 days, he devours you and marries your mom.

Silence Monster...
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...srs bznz

:thumb: :thumb:
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Re: Complaints, Suggestions, and Ideas

Postby Malkamaniac on Wed May 05, 2010 12:04 pm

wallflower wrote:
Corvidae wrote:I say we introduce "the Silence Monster." Each post you make takes you farther away from him. If you have none or less than 3 in 2 or 3 days, he devours you and marries your mom.

I kind of like that.

Even when I was sick during Slug Wars I, I still managed to get on and post as much as I could. There are people in the current game who aren't even posting once a day or are only posting to vote. it's lame. :thumbdown:


There are a few who haven't posted in 3 day phases.
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Re: Complaints, Suggestions, and Ideas

Postby wallflower on Wed May 05, 2010 12:08 pm

Malkamaniac wrote:
wallflower wrote:
Corvidae wrote:I say we introduce "the Silence Monster." Each post you make takes you farther away from him. If you have none or less than 3 in 2 or 3 days, he devours you and marries your mom.

I kind of like that.

Even when I was sick during Slug Wars I, I still managed to get on and post as much as I could. There are people in the current game who aren't even posting once a day or are only posting to vote. it's lame. :thumbdown:


There are a few who haven't posted in 3 day phases.

FTR, I would've sent PMs warning those individuals and if they didn't start participating, I'd mod-kill them hardcore. 8-)

There is "strategy" in being quiet and there's being a total *Hartnell*nugget by not participating at all. This game is falling in the latter category.
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Re: Complaints, Suggestions, and Ideas

Postby Malkamaniac on Wed May 05, 2010 12:10 pm

FTR, I would've sent PMs warning those individuals and if they didn't start participating, I'd mod-kill them hardcore. 8-)

There is "strategy" in being quiet and there's being a total *Hartnell*nugget by not participating at all. This game is falling in the latter category.


It's to the max personally, and like it was mentioned before, I understand the crazy stuff, but in Patricks case, and even a even two or 3 others. if you're not going to post, don't play.
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Re: Complaints, Suggestions, and Ideas

Postby newarenanow on Wed May 05, 2010 12:48 pm

It's not even so much posting, it's voting.

If you want to be quiet, fine.

But if you are not going to ever vote, especially towards the end when the vote matters big time, then why even play?
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Re: Complaints, Suggestions, and Ideas

Postby Malkamaniac on Wed May 05, 2010 1:03 pm

newarenanow wrote:It's not even so much posting, it's voting.

If you want to be quiet, fine.

But if you are not going to ever vote, especially towards the end when the vote matters big time, then why even play?


What sucks, especially in this last game, is that the non actives practically decided the game for us. The bads just stacked and rode it out.
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Re: Complaints, Suggestions, and Ideas

Postby jaysmiter on Wed May 05, 2010 1:08 pm

newarenanow wrote:It's not even so much posting, it's voting.

If you want to be quiet, fine.

But if you are not going to ever vote, especially towards the end when the vote matters big time, then why even play?


Yeah...there is no excuse that deep into the game for someone to say "I'm not voting. I have no idea what's going on."

I really think people sign-up, expecting to be gone the first day or two. When I sign up, I expect to be there until the end. Everyone else should do the same.
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Re: Complaints, Suggestions, and Ideas

Postby redwill on Wed May 05, 2010 1:46 pm

The expectations are high for Lost Wars (even though I admit that I don't know anything about it other than it's a TV show). That really shouldn't start until after the playoffs.

But if folks want to play, I can put together a game and have a sign-up thread posted by tonight. Even if there's only a dozen or so players, that's OK as long as they're serious players.

Any real interest?
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Re: Complaints, Suggestions, and Ideas

Postby newarenanow on Wed May 05, 2010 2:02 pm

redwill wrote:The expectations are high for Lost Wars (even though I admit that I don't know anything about it other than it's a TV show). That really shouldn't start until after the playoffs.

But if folks want to play, I can put together a game and have a sign-up thread posted by tonight. Even if there's only a dozen or so players, that's OK as long as they're serious players.

Any real interest?


I'd be interested. Just put up a sign up thread, and if no one jumps, we can play after Lost wars.

Maybe do an old school version like Juice introduced. Nothing crazy.
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Re: Complaints, Suggestions, and Ideas

Postby redwill on Wed May 05, 2010 2:10 pm

I should add that I don't wish to jump the line of Pavel's "waiting to mod" thread. If someone on that list is ready and wants to go, then OK. Otherwise, I'll just put up a quick gap-filler game for the happy folks who just wanna have fun.
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