Golden Era Game of the Week 11/6/04: Popeye

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Post by dbh » Wed Nov 10, 2004 9:14 pm

I'm also strongly considering some sort of procedure much like what MJS proposed for WCC purposes in this post:

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I've thought about doing it one week just for experimental purposes. My one misgiving is that it makes the entry of initials painfully dangerous. Some games can be tricky on the initial entry screen and I'd hate to see a great performance get disqualified because of a mistake there.
One potential problem I see with this sort of system: what happens if someone happens to be on a great game that stradles the time period where the required initials change? There would be no way for the player to know what initials should be entered.

I'd suggest not changing something like this for the rest of the current GEGOTW challenges (ie, the next five weeks or so). If you're going to start a new set of GEGOTW after the new year, that would be the time to implement it. This also allows a few weeks to really discuss and consider all the options.

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Post by Weehawk » Fri Nov 12, 2004 8:35 pm

Results:
1st: Greg Erway
2nd Sawys@jvrm.net


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Guess everybody else hated it too....

Even a token submission like mine would have been worth 5 points to somebody.

Hope nobody was confused about their relation to GMT changing when they went off Daylight Saving Time. GMT doesn't change.
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Post by sikraiken » Fri Nov 12, 2004 8:37 pm

sawys@jvrm.net also submitted a score. :)

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Post by Weehawk » Fri Nov 12, 2004 8:49 pm

JoeyL21988 wrote:sawys@jvrm.net also submitted a score. :)
Oops....I forgot to watch that one.

And Greg barely beat him!

I'll edit later when I can confirm it.
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Post by Ian Sutton » Fri Nov 12, 2004 10:29 pm

I actually recorded an ok score for this but forgot to upload it. I downloaded the open beta for World of Warcraft and let's just say you tend to lose track of time. Lucky for me Donald didn't submit a score. :)

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Post by Weehawk » Fri Nov 12, 2004 10:36 pm

Ian Sutton wrote:I actually recorded an ok score for this but forgot to upload it. I downloaded the open beta for World of Warcraft and let's just say you tend to lose track of time. Lucky for me Donald didn't submit a score. :)
I'm afraid to ask what you would consider an "OK" score.
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Post by Ian Sutton » Fri Nov 12, 2004 10:40 pm

Weehawk wrote:
Ian Sutton wrote:I actually recorded an ok score for this but forgot to upload it. I downloaded the open beta for World of Warcraft and let's just say you tend to lose track of time. Lucky for me Donald didn't submit a score. :)
I'm afraid to ask what you would consider an "OK" score.
Nothing spectacular, just 104k. Doh!

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Post by dbh » Sat Nov 13, 2004 12:45 am

Guess everybody else hated it too....
Well, I do dislike the game somewhat but it is better than Ghosts and Goblins and a few others I could name :).

Unfortunately, I had almost no time to play this week and I wasn't near my gaming computer for most of the day today, especially around the submission deadline. After seeing Greg and Sawys' scores I figured Ian would put in *something* which would make my upload moot anyways. I think my high last night was a rather pathetic 11K.

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