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The new system of the + / - Game 4 that caused the undoing of LaTale

Posted 10-04-2008 at 07:56 PM by Feeline
Updated 10-04-2008 at 08:01 PM by Feeline
The new system of the + / - Game 4 was a mistake. I said it and I mean it.

For those not familiar with it, the + / - Game 4 is a series of forum games that started over on MyChase, then moved here upon the death of MyChase. Each day, you can + one participant and - another. A + increases health, a - decreases health. The last participant standing is the winner. So far, the winners have been Gaikoz, Pacman, and Turkeys.

For the first three games, a + increased health by one, and a - decreased health by one. The two actions were equal. But for the fourth game, there were far more participants, and I didn't want to lose people's attention by having it drag on for weeks on end. So I changed the - to do 2 damage instead of 1.

This was a mistake. Instead of rewarding the most popular participants, it penalized the controversial ones. LaTale, who was the one to beat from the start, was killed early on, despite it deserving to go way farther - I say this, despite gunning for it to die from the first day. Now the winner will probably be the least polarizing, instead of the most popular game overall.

What I should have done was make the - deal 2 damage - but only when 3 participants were left, or if the game stayed at 4 participants for a lengthy amount of time. If there is a + / - Game 5, that will be the system it uses, and if there is ever a + / - Game All-Stars, LaTale will be back.

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  1. Kudaranai's Avatar
    I was sad that LT died so early ;o;
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    Posted 10-04-2008 at 08:07 PM by Kudaranai Kudaranai is offline
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