Board 8 > Contest Stats and Discussion - Part 1330

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Leonhart4
03/28/20 9:17:29 AM
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I will remake the topic every time Ulti makes a topic for the remainder of the contest.

~*creativename's contest site (all things contest!)*~
http://www.gamefaqscontests.com/drupal/

~*The Board 8 Wiki (lots of useful contest and board information, including all past Post-Contest Analysis from Ulti, transience, Ed Bellis, and others)*~
https://board8.fandom.com/wiki/Main_Page

~*List of All Polls (a search bar is at the bottom)*~
http://www.gamefaqs.com/poll/index.html

~*NGamer64's Archive Sites (good stuff!) and (LOL) X-Stats Sim*~
http://www.thengamer.com/
http://thengamer.com/xstats

~*GameFAQs Contests Hall of Fame*~
https://board8.fandom.com/wiki/GameFAQs_Contests_Hall_of_Fame
https://board8.fandom.com/wiki/GameFAQs_Contests_Match_Hall_of_Fame

~*Character Contest Histories*~
https://board8.fandom.com/wiki/Category:Contest_Histories

~*Simple Explanation of Extrapolated Standings*~
A = Strongest Character
B = Character Weaker than A
C = Character Weaker than B
To figure out a character's Xsts Percentage ---> [(CvB)(BvA)]/50 = CvA
To compare how C would do against B ---> [(CvA)/(BvA)]*50 = CvB
To figure out how B would do against A ---> [(CvA)/(CvB)]*50 = BvA

~*All the Match Pics*~
http://www.gamefaqscontests.com/gallery/index.php

~*Leonhart4's Trend Charts*~
https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?hl=en&key=tOGmynfNIiNy5VukpEF-PdA&hl=en#gid=0

~*Daily Vote Trends - An Explanation for Dummies*~
https://board8.fandom.com/wiki/Daily_Vote_Trends

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Whiskey_Nick
03/28/20 9:18:38 AM
#2:


Hi Leon

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Leonhart4
03/28/20 9:18:54 AM
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LordoftheMorons
03/28/20 9:19:18 AM
#4:


Thanks Leon

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ctesjbuvf
03/28/20 9:24:43 AM
#5:


Then I'll repost some thoughts here.

I don't think MHW > Sekiro looks so obvious as most do. I don't think you can just say "BD would beat Ni no Kuni without trouble" and can it a day. Ni no Kuni is no longer of relevance if it ever was, but everyone remembers it here and knows it for being the game Studio Ghibli animated. I don't think it's something a lot of games would look good against barring the most universally aclaimed high seeds or big franchise names. If you know little about the game it's up against, then "Ni no Kuni looks good" probably helps it a decent bit. It just doesn't seem like something that gets blown our easily despite losing to most of the field.

MHW can beat Sekiro of course, but I don't think a BD vs Ni no Kuni match would line up with that. Also, people in these topics give BD way more credit than it deserves, and I'll happily repeat that even more. It's worth nothing here and not something Nintendo drones vote for because it's on Nintendo consoles at all. Much bigger chance Monster Hunter benefits from such tbh.

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Leonhart4
03/28/20 9:27:36 AM
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I'm not thrilled with how much percentage Sekiro tanked overnight though. Now it's close enough that the question pretty much is who you take between BD and Ni no Kuni.

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ZeroSignal620
03/28/20 9:30:38 AM
#7:


Will gladly take a wrong pick today.

Went with Walking Dead, but Bastion's the better game

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swirIdude
03/28/20 9:31:16 AM
#8:


The hero we need.

Happy for Bastion even though it's punching holes in my bracket. Hoping Sekiro will bail me out next round.

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MoogleKupo141
03/28/20 9:32:20 AM
#9:


youre the best

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LordoftheMorons
03/28/20 9:32:56 AM
#10:


Bummed about going 2/4 today, but DQ dominating makes up for it. Too bad it got stuck in BotW's division!

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UltimaterializerX
03/28/20 9:33:55 AM
#11:


Hola Leon.

When I make one I have an alt with zero blocks on it, so were good. I can just switch back to avoid all the harassment anyways, nbd.

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ZeldaTPLink
03/28/20 9:34:44 AM
#12:


Thanks, Leon.
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spooky96
03/28/20 9:36:51 AM
#13:


Just had another look at my bracket, someone please tell me that Octopath Traveler can reach R3 >_______>

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ZeldaTPLink
03/28/20 9:37:44 AM
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spooky96 posted...
Just had another look at my bracket, someone please tell me that Octopath Traveler can reach R3 >_______>

There goes bracket.
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UltimaterializerX
03/28/20 9:38:35 AM
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spooky96 posted...
Just had another look at my bracket, someone please tell me that Octopath Traveler can reach R3 >_______>
Thats not impossible at all.

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spooky96
03/28/20 9:38:49 AM
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Ughhh :(

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AxemRedRanger
03/28/20 9:39:03 AM
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I dont buy that Ni no Kuni looking good does more for it than all the myriad Ive heard good things about x but havent played it does for almost every game in the bracket.

And while most voters have watched and liked some anime, if only because of how big anime blew up during their childhood, the bulk of them are not really anime fans and the group who would really care about Ghiblis involvement is not large.

assuming those that do care would vote for it based on the Ghibli connection but not actually ever play the game or at least look into it a little more is also sketchy.

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UltimaterializerX
03/28/20 9:40:30 AM
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spooky96 posted...
Ughhh :(
I was being serious. There is a shot.

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spooky96
03/28/20 9:40:37 AM
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UltimaterializerX posted...
Thats not impossible at all.
I really hope you're right. For some reason I thought it was a Nintendo game, but looks like they just published it.

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UltimaterializerX
03/28/20 9:41:16 AM
#20:


Leonhart4 posted...
I'm not thrilled with how much percentage Sekiro tanked overnight though. Now it's close enough that the question pretty much is who you take between BD and Ni no Kuni.
Sekiro has outright lost updates, too.

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Lightning Strikes
03/28/20 9:42:06 AM
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Well, its a Nintendo game for all intents and purposes (they also localised it I believe). Id say in terms of contests itll be more Nintendo than Square, same with Bravely Default.

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MoogleKupo141
03/28/20 9:43:16 AM
#22:


Octopath is on PC too

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UltimaterializerX
03/28/20 9:45:01 AM
#23:


Leon, can you use the updated URLs in the future?

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MechanicalWall
03/28/20 9:50:42 AM
#24:


I can't overstate how many people on GFAQs were let down by Octopath and how quickly it faded from the discourse. If you think literally nothing but being a Square/Nintendo game matters, then yah I guess it can do something.

It's a Square JRPG on a system that doesn't have a whole lot of those (at least new ones) and it barely mustered enough noms for a 14 seed. That should already be setting off alarm bells

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LeonhartFour
03/28/20 9:52:20 AM
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UltimaterializerX posted...
Leon, can you use the updated URLs in the future?


I copied it straight from the topic you made
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UltimaterializerX
03/28/20 9:54:52 AM
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I know? lolz?

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ffmasterjose
03/28/20 10:12:42 AM
#27:


Only gonna be a handful* of perfect Gurus left already assuming Bastion holds!

*= just under 20. Lolz.

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davidponte
03/28/20 10:41:10 AM
#28:


I'm in Europe for this contest as I wanted to spend some time abroad, (and it's been great being stuck indoors for weeks due to a global pandemic), and our clocks move forward tonight at 9pm Eastern.

So effectively the next matches will only be 23 hours long for most of Europe, right?

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ZeldaTPLink
03/28/20 10:48:56 AM
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davidponte posted...
I'm in Europe for this contest as I wanted to spend some time abroad, (and it's been great being stuck indoors for weeks due to a global pandemic), and our clocks move forward tonight at 9pm Eastern.

So effectively the next matches will only be 23 hours long for most of Europe, right?

The match will have the same length, it's just that you skip an hour but then start the next match an hour later.
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paulg235
03/28/20 10:50:28 AM
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davidponte posted...
I'm in Europe for this contest as I wanted to spend some time abroad, (and it's been great being stuck indoors for weeks due to a global pandemic), and our clocks move forward tonight at 9pm Eastern.

So effectively the next matches will only be 23 hours long for most of Europe, right?
The US already went through daylight savings, so the start time wlll likely be 1AM (GMT) once clocks move forward, one hour later.

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linid0t
03/28/20 10:50:51 AM
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davidponte posted...
I'm in Europe for this contest as I wanted to spend some time abroad, (and it's been great being stuck indoors for weeks due to a global pandemic), and our clocks move forward tonight at 9pm Eastern.

So effectively the next matches will only be 23 hours long for most of Europe, right?

>_>
<_<

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Safer_777
03/28/20 10:52:11 AM
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Yeah that is true?

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KinjiMuto_3
03/28/20 10:52:32 AM
#33:


Is there any big names indies from the decade that got snubbed from the contest?
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MechanicalWall
03/28/20 10:55:39 AM
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KinjiMuto_3 posted...
Is there any big names indies from the decade that got snubbed from the contest?
Transistor immediately comes to mind

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AxemRedRanger
03/28/20 10:59:03 AM
#35:


Doki doki literature club

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MoogleKupo141
03/28/20 11:00:54 AM
#36:


Would Spelunky have been eligible? It was released originally in 2008, but the remade version that actually got sold for money came out in 2012.

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linid0t
03/28/20 11:02:42 AM
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MechanicalWall posted...
Transistor immediately comes to mind

Great game ! Forgot about that one.

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MechanicalWall
03/28/20 11:04:08 AM
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Guess it depends how 'big name' is big name. Into the Breach, Wargroove, Owlboy, those games made some waves. Guacamelee is probably the most high profile indie snub along with Transistor

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MoogleKupo141
03/28/20 11:06:36 AM
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unless im missing it, Limbo didnt make the bracket. That game was a pretty big deal at the time. Also Papers, Please.

also it really depends where you draw the line on big name. I think theres a bunch that are of similar notability to stuff that did make the bracket that just didnt make the cut.

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UltimaterializerX
03/28/20 11:07:23 AM
#40:


AxemRedRanger posted...
Doki doki literature club
The actual right answer, especially given it was free!

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MechanicalWall
03/28/20 11:08:31 AM
#41:


Wait Inside made it but not Limbo?

In that case Limbo is by far the most high profile indie snub

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Safer_777
03/28/20 11:32:06 AM
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Limbo and Doki Doki. I don't play Indie games and I have heard these games multiple times mentioned. Also what happened to the previous topic?

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plasmabeam
03/28/20 11:44:30 AM
#43:


KinjiMuto_3 posted...
Is there any big names indies from the decade that got snubbed from the contest?

Guacamelee! deserves to be there. Probably just got overshadowed by the other Metroidvania indies (HK, Ori, Bloodstained)

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plasmabeam
03/28/20 11:48:13 AM
#44:


Stunned by Bastion winning this, especially given that it came out in 2011. I'm guessing TWD TV show hate was the murder weapon. Thanks a lot, AMC.

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Lightning Strikes
03/28/20 11:53:26 AM
#45:


LIMBO got superseded by INSIDE, which is the right call. Arguably Papers, Please got superseded by Obra Dinn. Into the Breach didnt get in, but FTL did.

Doki Doki Literature Club is the only significant snubbed indie I can think of with no alternate representation.

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MechanicalWall
03/28/20 11:57:33 AM
#46:


Lightning Strikes posted...
Doki Doki Literature Club is the only significant snubbed indie I can think of with no alternate representation.
Undertale >_>

/s. Mostly

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MoogleKupo141
03/28/20 12:00:04 PM
#47:


oh yeah, Into the Breach is really good and should probably be here, but oh well

i just remembered another pretty notable one that has fallen out of our collective memory: Fez.

I hope Phil Fish is ok wherever he is now

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Lightning Strikes
03/28/20 12:21:46 PM
#48:


Oh right Fez! Totally forgot that one. That was a huge deal when it came out then Phil Fish frankly buried it. I hope he is okay but its fair to say that Fezs legacy is basically nothing now.

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Team Rocket Elite
03/28/20 12:43:43 PM
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I'm surprised Untitled Goose Game didn't make the cut.
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Leonhart4
03/28/20 12:45:02 PM
#50:


Untitled Goose Game vs. Goat Simulator would've been a great round 1 match


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