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Player given one category from Game 101-199 to pick a song from? 8 32.00%
Player given two categories from Game 101-199 to pick one song from? 2 8.00%
Player given one category from Game 1-199 to pick a song from? 2 8.00%
Player given two categories from Game 1-199 to pick one song from? 13 52.00%
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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 28th, 2017, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
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Game 200 Poll

I thought I'd do a poll about Game 200 - the option that has the most votes by Friday 7pm when the thread is opened will be the one used.

As with Game 100 people had to say IN in the thread and were given a category generated by Random.Org of all categories used in previous games (that list is also posted at the reveal)

Given one category from Game 101-199 to pick a song from
Given two categories from Game 101-199 to pick one song from
Given one category from Game 1-199 to pick a song from
Given two categories from Game 1-199 to pick one song from

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If we get over a certain number should there be QFs?

or still semi-finals divided by four with 6 from each semi making the final with 24 songs in the final?

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 28th, 2017, 06:20 PM
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Re: Game 200 Poll

Additionally: I'm a fan of the regular SFs format tbh, no matter how many contestants.

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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 28th, 2017, 06:21 PM
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Re: Game 200 Poll

Should include all games. i.e 1-199.

Also should be 2 categories to make it less obvious.

So the last option.

Over 60 songs - QFs.
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2 categories is probably better as you get more choice in case one might be too tough. F.I. I'd struggle with finding Scandinavian music.

At a certain number I don't mind expanded semis. 24 finalists is ok. Personally don't want to vote three times.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 28th, 2017, 11:35 PM
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QFs definitely for me if the numbers are large. It's just too difficult to differentiate between large numbers of songs, especially when they will all be from a different category.

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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 29th, 2017, 06:35 AM
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Hmm, I'll have to think about this. Personally I'd prefer the categories to be picked from 1-199, because I haven't played many of the last 100 games, but if people who joined later want to restrict it to the last 100 I'd be fine with that.

The second part is even tougher, and I could totally go either way on this. For me it comes down to whether or not it's better to drag people out of their comfort zones. On one hand if people get stuck with a theme they hate, that will force them to be more creative in their choices, but the chosen songs might be a bit iffy in terms of quality. On the other hand if they get to choose a theme they like, they will probably choose better quality songs on average, but the choices won't be terribly surprising. I'm leaning towards one category to choose from to enhance creativity, but I'll have to think on it a bit longer.

I'd definitely go with 2 SFs regardless of the number of entries. Breaking it up into smaller groups just gives lousy songs a better chance of making it to the final, and good songs a better chance of bombing out if they are unlucky enough to get placed in a tough quarter.

I don't get the argument that splitting it further makes it easier. You always have listen to the same number of songs no matter what. Most people seem to be perfectly happy to dismiss a lot of songs after a single listen (or even a sampling of 30 secs), so de facto the number that you really need to choose between is not all that much larger than in a regular game. And if the quality is really uneven between 4 groups a lot of time will be spent agonizing over which crock of shit deserves points in one quarter and which gem will have to miss out in another.

The time limits can be extended a little to accommodate the larger number of songs, but I wouldn't stretch it out too much or it will become boring for most players. That's another reason why I wouldn't want QFs, because most people who lose in that round will lose interest and not bother to vote in later rounds.
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 29th, 2017, 07:24 AM
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I voted two categories from 1-199, but I'm OK with everything really.

I don't think QFs is a good idea. Rather four SFs if this is seen as more practical, like we did in 100. For anything below 60 two SFs is best imo.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 29th, 2017, 10:27 AM
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The last option would be the best in my opinion
I'm not going to vote though, I won't be playing. I grew less and less interest in the game for some reasons and in the whole tf in the last months, there is no reason to play just by inertia, so to speak.
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I hope you guys enjoy game 200 and many more
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Re: Game 200 Poll

- Player given two categories from Game 1-199 to pick one song from.
- 4 SF's in case we'll have 60 or more participants.



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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 29th, 2017, 02:17 PM
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I prefer just 1 cathegory tbh and not choosing but not a big deal. 4 SFs works the best imho for large editions
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