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Re: Roguelike of the Year - getting the list sorted
« Reply #75 on: December 16, 2012, 06:32:44 AM »
Poll is up.


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Re: Roguelike of the Year - getting the list sorted
« Reply #77 on: December 16, 2012, 12:57:16 PM »
Also, this can apparently happen:

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414. That’s an error.

The requested URL /reviews/polls/placeVote/-4327327964300472371/blogger_template/64b83da02ca189b9... is too large to process. That’s all we know.
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Re: Roguelike of the Year - getting the list sorted
« Reply #78 on: December 17, 2012, 09:02:02 AM »
Poll is up.
I see both Fame and Untitled listed. Aren't they one and the same game, though?

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Re: Roguelike of the Year - getting the list sorted
« Reply #79 on: December 17, 2012, 09:45:51 AM »
Also, this can apparently happen:

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414. That’s an error.

The requested URL /reviews/polls/placeVote/-4327327964300472371/blogger_template/64b83da02ca189b9... is too large to process. That’s all we know.

That happens if you select too many roguelikes. You can consider this a design bug on how those polls are implemented.
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Re: Roguelike of the Year - getting the list sorted
« Reply #80 on: December 17, 2012, 12:54:02 PM »
I think I've been the one to trigger this problem these past few years without fail.   8)   I guess I could try to vote again later, but without knowing the hard cap it is too weighty a choice to slim it further.

Also, drama is now afoot in terms of ToME4 and the poll----kind of a strange situation, but perhaps indicative of:

1. The bar being raised
2. Semi-commercial backdrop activities(which are Positive, take that history of abject failure in Western markets!) are moreso a thing for many Roguelikes thanks to Greenlight and/or KS, so there is a greater drive towards any accolades that could be cited to the public at large to help make the case to stand out further from the wonderfully lively sea of Roguelikes----said sources for accolades are slim pickings indeed in a sort of Chicken/Egg situation though.
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Re: Roguelike of the Year - getting the list sorted
« Reply #81 on: December 17, 2012, 02:52:11 PM »
2. Semi-commercial backdrop activities(which are Positive, take that history of abject failure in Western markets!) are moreso a thing for many Roguelikes thanks to Greenlight and/or KS, so there is a greater drive towards any accolades that could be cited to the public at large to help make the case to stand out further from the wonderfully lively sea of Roguelikes----said sources for accolades are slim pickings indeed in a sort of Chicken/Egg situation though.
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Re: Roguelike of the Year - getting the list sorted
« Reply #82 on: December 17, 2012, 07:32:36 PM »
  I am a particular fan of the 4 dash punctuation. Fearless!

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Re: Roguelike of the Year - getting the list sorted
« Reply #83 on: December 17, 2012, 09:31:41 PM »
 :P  Why stop at 3 dashes when auto-correct stands against everything as it is?!

I hope the dark cloud can pass on this year's poll and everybody just come together to celebrate and speculate as per usual.
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Re: Roguelike of the Year - getting the list sorted
« Reply #84 on: December 17, 2012, 10:30:09 PM »
  Well ADOM is crushing right now, so having a new winner would totally switch things up.

EDIT: Sun Crusher!!! with 5 votes. HAhA!!!! And Cardlike with only 2. Still, that's 7 votes for me and my 'games'. :-)

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Re: Roguelike of the Year - getting the list sorted
« Reply #85 on: December 18, 2012, 08:01:19 PM »
5 people voted for Microgue! I need to find these 5 people. I want to give it a good update after the new year and I would love to know why it got 5 votes.

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Re: Roguelike of the Year - getting the list sorted
« Reply #86 on: December 18, 2012, 08:27:34 PM »
  Well ADOM is crushing right now, so having a new winner would totally switch things up.

Unbookmarked Ascii Dreams, uninstalled Firefox, formatted all my hard drives, EMP pulsed my house, napalmed my neighborhood and am now writing this post from outer space before I crash into the sun.

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Re: Roguelike of the Year - getting the list sorted
« Reply #87 on: December 18, 2012, 09:05:36 PM »
5 people voted for Microgue! I need to find these 5 people. I want to give it a good update after the new year and I would love to know why it got 5 votes.
You shouldn't act so surprised, Microgue spawned quite a lot of discussion, didn't it? 8) I totally voted for Microgue, just for being cool, as well as bringing some fresh concepts to the genre. We're a lot of people curious as to where HunterRL is going, I think ::)

That said, it does feels good to see your creation get some votes. It can make you realize that some actual persons played your game, enjoying it to the point of voting for it in the poll. I remember the one year I did lug out some releases of my own Squirm, and it got three votes, I was completely stoked, having entertained the idea of getting even a single vote as a wild fantasy :D

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Re: Roguelike of the Year - getting the list sorted
« Reply #88 on: December 18, 2012, 09:50:12 PM »
Yeah its a great motivator. I really cant wait to get back to it. After I finish that, its right on to HunterRL (Although the name will probably be changed to Sons of Frost for the group you belong to) I really need to start working with people so I can get all these games done on time.

I have one comment about the poll. I almost wish their were two polls. Best Roguelike and best new Roguelike it seems like a lot of votes go to ADOM, Dwarf Fortress, TOME etc. and I wonder if you had a list of just the new stuff how different it would be. granted I guess the voting system would not actually change, since you can vote for multiple things so maybe seeing different "awards" at the end might be nice. (Highest Rated, Highested rated New, Always a brides-maid award.)

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Re: Roguelike of the Year - getting the list sorted
« Reply #89 on: December 18, 2012, 11:51:00 PM »
  No worries Jason. I plan on making a post handing out 'trophies' to the various categories using the poll numbers. We did it last year, as well as a sort of quasi-academic analysis of the roguelike player (like what they value highly, what they don't).

  Lemme find it...here are the category 'awards'. Sort of half assed, I'll do better this year.
http://roguetemple.com/forums/index.php?topic=2016.15

  Best New. Best 'small game'. Best 'monster game'. We'll see what I can come up with, probably do top 5's and top 3's for each category. I'll look at the end results and find some interesting groupings.

  Here is the fan type analysis. Still a bit interesting. I think I will do something similar this year, but more along the lines of "how have we changed as a gaming community"...we'll see.
http://roguetemple.com/forums/index.php?topic=2053.0