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Darwinia in Game of the Year Tournament

Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:39 am
by vic
Darwinia has just been nominated for Game of the Year in a 64 game tournament on GameFreaks365 at http://gamefreaks365.com/modules.php?na ... ge&pid=133. Voting has just begun and wil continue to the end of the year. PLease spare a moment for your friends at Introversion and post your vote!

Vic

Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 11:06 am
by da_zeg
Looks like a quite good draw for you guys. Animal Crossing, pffft.

Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 11:20 am
by Darksun
Yeah, but it looks like Darwinia will be up against Guild Wars next round

Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 1:12 pm
by da_zeg
Well we need to work on a tactical voting campaign, vote all the shite games through, there HAS to be enough of us on here to swing things in favour of DW.

Not that I would condone such behaviour, obviously.

Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 4:18 pm
by NeoThermic
da_zeg wrote:Well we need to work on a tactical voting campaign, vote all the shite games through, there HAS to be enough of us on here to swing things in favour of DW.

Not that I would condone such behaviour, obviously.


Then we need to make a list of how that would be possible. (i.e, which games to vote through)

I also noted that the voting for the games is random and done from the front page.

Votes seem to be tagged by IP in a database, there's no cookies set. So this is an excercise for Proxy voting only.

As for the numbers... well, we absolutly smashed the readers poll this year in PC Gamer, IIRC, to the point where they never printed it (*poke* to PC Gamer - print it for the fun of it!). If we can *ahem*influence*ahem* that much for such a large mag, I'm sure a site vote won't be too hard.

Time to poke about with cURL I suppose...

NeoThermic

Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 9:41 pm
by martin
which game is better?

Meteos
Nintendogs

and then we'll all vote for the crap one

ok

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 12:15 am
by micks
I voted for Nintendogs, since it had worse rating :twisted:

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 8:06 am
by BigBonsai
If we can *ahem*influence*ahem* that much for such a large mag, I'm sure a site vote won't be too hard

Oh come on!

Where's the pride in winning if one cheats? Say Darwinia wins, can the community really celebrate? If Darwinia doesn't win, so be it! Let the contest take an honest course.

Sure, Introversion may get some benefit from having a "Game Of The Year"-Award by a certain Website, but it won't make a worlds difference, so let it be as it is supposed to be.


BiB -> voting for honesty

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 8:59 am
by NeoThermic
BigBonsai wrote:Where's the pride in winning if one cheats?


We are not cheating. We are just voting with our hands, feet and toes. Plus a few hundred computers that we own across various IP address ranges...

;)

NeoThermic

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 2:21 pm
by Darksun
It's not cheating. A large release from EA might have a lot of people who like the game, but none of them are die hard fans. Introversion, on the other hand has a small but dedicated and fierce cult following. I don't see the problem in encouraging people to vote, and do so tactically.

It'd only really be cheating if you found an exploit in the server or something and set the votes to some ridiculously high number. At the moment, we're taking the effort to vote on as many computers as possible, something I suspect none diehard fans wouldn't have the motivation to do ;)

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 3:39 pm
by martin
NeoThermic wrote:
BigBonsai wrote:Where's the pride in winning if one cheats?


Plus a few hundred computers that we own across various IP address ranges...

;)

NeoThermic


or one rotating ip!

Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 8:16 pm
by OrR
If there are no further delays, it should be Darwinia's turn on Tuesday. I encourage you to vote the hell out of our tournament! 8)

Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 5:53 pm
by Starfyre
I will be very, very surprised if we somehow wouldn't manage to rock that box. Hey, we did it once before in a smaller scale, we have training! 8)

But that would definitely be good for mass coverage either way, if the Steam release didn't already present it to every soul left in the world.

Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 6:14 pm
by shinygerbil
Hmm... Out of 11 votes:

Kirby Canvas Curse (10)

Dungeon Siege II (1)

Is this particularly well-balanced? :D If Darwinia doesn't win, we're a useless bunch...

Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 9:59 pm
by martin
10 votes? WTF?
I could sway this all on my own with my lovely not stable IP address. :D

oohoo. An entire 14:3 now! OMG what a massive competition.