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Contest Stats and Discussion - Part 762

LeonhartFour | Posted 12/15/2009 10:06:55 AM | message detail
If you have to vote for both polls, then a lot of people won't vote. What if they don't like anyone in the other poll?
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MyWorldIsCrono | Posted 12/15/2009 10:07:47 AM | message detail
less stupid people who vote the better tbqh
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charmander6000 | Posted 12/15/2009 10:10:04 AM | message detail
thats why I said that it would only let you submit the votes if you pick for both

Let's try this again. Again assuming the polls are beside each other which would mean the homepage would have to change a bit.

AvsB
CvsD

I only like one of those four characters so I'm only going to vote in one of those polls. Wait I can't vote until I pick someone from the other poll so I can either randomly pick someone or not vote at all.

Not to mention rallying would essentially become a non-factor.
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Ngamer64 | Posted 12/15/2009 10:13:48 AM | message detail
Alright, here is my best estimation of who would be making the bracket if "3ways turning into 1v1s" is indeed the case. With it being lowered to 96 I figured only the top four finishers from the Play-In polls would make the cut, so they make up the last three seeds here.

Your 96 Characters Representing the 2010 Winter Character Battle
1 Link
1 Cloud Strife
1 Solid Snake
1 Mario
1 Sephiroth
1 Samus Aran
1 Sonic the Hedgehog
1 Sora
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2 Gordon Freeman
2 Vincent Valentine
2 Squall Leonhart
2 Auron
2 Pikachu
2 Master Chief
2 Mega Man
2 Crono

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3 Kirby
3 Dante
3 Tidus
3 Leon Kennedy
3 Luigi
3 Bowser
3 Alucard
3 Kratos
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4 Altair
4 L-Block
4 Big Boss
4 Kefka
4 Ganondorf
4 Ryu (Street Fighter)
4 Tifa Lockheart
4 Yoshi
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5 Ryu Hayabusa
5 Ness
5 Lloyd Irving
5 Zelda
5 Duke Nukem
5 Yuna
5 Phoenix Wright
5 Charizard
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6 Ken
6 Riku
6 Marcus Fenix
6 Mewtwo
6 Chris Redfield
6 Zero
6 Nathan Drake
6 Pokemon Trainer Red
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7 Amaterasu
7 Revolver Ocelot
7 Fox McCloud
7 Donkey Kong
7 Vivi Ornitier
7 Kratos Aurion
7 Albert Wesker
7 Prinny
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8 Cecil Harvey
8 Balthier Bunansa
8 Arthas Menethil
8 Diablo
8 GlaDOS
8 Ramza Beoulve
8 Sackboy
8 Jill Valentine
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9 Zidane Tribal
9 Knuckles the Echidna
9 Weighted Companion
9 Laharl
9 Magus
9 Captain Falcon
9 Heavy
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#10 - Mega Man X
#10 - Aerith
#10 - Sub-Zero
#10 - Frog
#10 - Missingno
#10 - Cid
#10 - The Boss
#10 - Rikku
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#11 - Jecht
#11 - Meta Knight
#11 - Tails
#11 - HK-47
#11 - Liquid Snake
#11 - Axel
#11 - Spy
#11 - Thrall
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#12 - Ridley
#12 - Simon
#12 - Akuma
#12 - Vault Boy
#12 - Midna
#12 - Lightning
#12 - Falco
#12 - Peach
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charmander6000 | Posted 12/15/2009 10:16:37 AM | message detail
I think you need to fix the seeding ngamer.
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MoogleKupo141 | Posted 12/15/2009 10:17:05 AM | message detail
I'm almost 100% sure Roxas is in the contest by nominations. He was in the contest last year, and this year he got 358/2 Days.

that's the one thing instantly jumping out at me about your character list
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LeonhartFour | Posted 12/15/2009 10:19:09 AM | message detail
I'm not convinced some of the characters you have in the bracket as locks are really locks. Like, I doubt Heavy makes it into the contest this year. There are others that I could easily see missing the contest as well.
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LeonhartFour | Posted 12/15/2009 10:21:06 AM | message detail
Not to mention the surprising dearth of new characters. I know 2009 wasn't a great year for games and all, but I still think we'll have more new characters than just a handful.
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MyWorldIsCrono | Posted 12/15/2009 10:21:57 AM | message detail
Characters that you have as "Locks" that I doubt:

9 Heavy
8 Ramza Beoulve
8 Sackboy
8 Cecil Harvey
8 Balthier Bunansa
7 Albert Wesker
7 Amaterasu
4 Altair


None of those I'd say are 100% locks
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LeonhartFour | Posted 12/15/2009 10:23:25 AM | message detail
I think Altair and Balthier are pretty safe. Ammy's probably a good bet, too. I'd be surprised if we didn't get the Assassin's Creed 2 lead in though.
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MyWorldIsCrono | Posted 12/15/2009 10:24:02 AM | message detail

From: LeonhartFour | #460
I think Altair and Balthier are pretty safe. Ammy's probably a good bet, too. I'd be surprised if we didn't get the Assassin's Creed 2 lead in though.


The AC2 lead is what I'm thinking about Altair. I'd be more inclined to think that AC fans would nominate him over the guy from a 2 year old game.
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LeonhartFour | Posted 12/15/2009 10:24:58 AM | message detail
I think we could easily get them both in.
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MoogleKupo141 | Posted 12/15/2009 10:25:11 AM | message detail
Not to mention the surprising dearth of new characters. I know 2009 wasn't a great year for games and all, but I still think we'll have more new characters than just a handful.

We had a ton of new characters in the vote-ins... I can't think of anyone else who jumps out as an obvious candidate... maybe Ezio from the new AC... otherwise uh... Sheva? Eddie Riggs? No one seems like a big nomination draw
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MyWorldIsCrono | Posted 12/15/2009 10:25:50 AM | message detail
well sandal is obviously missing from ngamers list, and we know for a fact he got more noms then Alistair and Morrigan
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charmander6000 | Posted 12/15/2009 10:34:44 AM | message detail
Not to mention the surprising dearth of new characters. I know 2009 wasn't a great year for games and all, but I still think we'll have more new characters than just a handful.

A lot of them were eliminated from the write-ins and the only other ones that I see getting in are the ones that were added in the two updates, Ezio (he was added at the beginning and his game just came out) and Charizard.

So assuming top 6 in the write-ins, the only new characters we'll get are...

Charizard
Ezio
Pokemon Trainer Red
Prinny
Claptrap
Eddie Riggs
Darth Revan
Sandal
Fawful
Missingno
Lightning
Jecht
Cid Highwind
Morrigan
Vault Boy
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Ngamer64 | Posted 12/15/2009 10:38:53 AM | message detail
Fix the seeding? How so?

Yeah, I'm thinking most of the new characters we'd normally see were weeded out in the play-in round. And frankly if that's the best 2009 had to offer, good riddance. (Except for Bayonetta, who I'd still have liked to see get a match near her release date.)

I consider Heavy to be "the face" of TF2, so I figured he would have out-nommed Spy. Same for Captain Falcon and Magus, who I can't see having been THAT far behind Lucas/Frog. Altair I can't see missing... yes he was overshadowed somewhat by that new guy, but dude was a #2 last year and performed quite well- no way he fell to below a #18 to not even make the play-ins.

The dedicated fanbases for Ammy and Wesker probably have them safe. I'll agree that Sackboy/Ramza/Cecil/ could easily have missed, however. Tough to peg those guys.

But anyways, speaking of 3ways... how is the seeding supposed to work for those? Does the #1 seed play the lowest seed (#12) and also a middle seed like a #6? What matchup comes under that one, a 5/7/8 or something?

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MyWorldIsCrono | Posted 12/15/2009 10:41:18 AM | message detail
Altair was a #2 seed last year cuz of the guru rally
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charmander6000 | Posted 12/15/2009 10:42:14 AM | message detail
Fix the seeding? How so?

I'm assuming that you are trying for three-ways so it seems more likely to have 9 seeds (or 18)

1v6v9
2v5v8
3v4v7
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charmander6000 | Posted 12/15/2009 10:43:18 AM | message detail
Altair was a #2 seed last year cuz of the guru rally

Without the rally I'm sure he would have gotten in.
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MyWorldIsCrono | Posted 12/15/2009 10:44:01 AM | message detail

From: charmander6000 | #469
Altair was a #2 seed last year cuz of the guru rally

Without the rally I'm sure he would have gotten in.


oh yeah he would have

but like 10 or lower seed
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charmander6000 | Posted 12/15/2009 10:47:31 AM | message detail
oh yeah he would have

but like 10 or lower seed


I disagree. There were 200 000 nominations, if board 8 can get characters in with very little outside support that would mean the higher seeded characters must have gotten a lot of nominations. Even at worst case scenario Altair was the 16th most nominated character.
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LeonhartFour | Posted 12/15/2009 10:48:40 AM | message detail
Well, Bacon filed my question about the contests for SBallin', so if he answers that, it could clear up a few things!
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MyWorldIsCrono | Posted 12/15/2009 10:49:44 AM | message detail
well even if altair does make it, he's gonna be a one of the bottom seeds THIS time. I fully expect ezio to get more nominations total and altair to kinda be "who was that guy again" instead of being on the forefront of the assassin creed fans minds
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LeonhartFour | Posted 12/15/2009 10:52:08 AM | message detail
I'm not sure why AC fans would suddenly forget about Altair. If anything, the new AC game would cause them to remember him more, even if he wasn't in the game.
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MyWorldIsCrono | Posted 12/15/2009 10:55:29 AM | message detail

From: LeonhartFour | #474
I'm not sure why AC fans would suddenly forget about Altair. If anything, the new AC game would cause them to remember him more, even if he wasn't in the game.


GTA type of phenomenon

they only care about the new current game. not to mention AC2 has been received much better then the first anyway
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LeonhartFour | Posted 12/15/2009 10:56:30 AM | message detail
Tommy Vercetti got into the contest for several years in a row, even after San Andreas. Altair might be a lower seed, but he'll still get in.
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MoogleKupo141 | Posted 12/15/2009 10:56:54 AM | message detail
obviously no one is going to nominate Altair or Ezio and they're going to get smart and nominate the actual main character of the series

Desmond
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MoogleKupo141 | Posted 12/15/2009 10:57:24 AM | message detail
Tommy Vercetti got into the contest for several years in a row, even after San Andreas. Altair might be a lower seed, but he'll still get in


Ezio isn't black.

so it'll be different
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LeonhartFour | Posted 12/15/2009 10:57:53 AM | message detail
But he's Italian. He'll obviously split nominations with the Mario Bros.
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MyWorldIsCrono | Posted 12/15/2009 10:58:23 AM | message detail

From: LeonhartFour | #476
Tommy Vercetti got into the contest for several years in a row, even after San Andreas. Altair might be a lower seed, but he'll still get in.


i never denied that altair would not likely get in.. i just thought he was a possible non lock

though i think there is no way that he gets anywhere near the seed he did last year, like ngamer has him at 4. And its a virtual lock Ezio is getting a higher seed
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Not_Wylvane | Posted 12/15/2009 11:06:17 AM | message detail

From: LeonhartFour | #479
But he's Italian. He'll obviously split nominations with the Mario Bros.


Ezio rSFF's Luigi for a 60-40 upset.
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Lightslayer987 | Posted 12/15/2009 11:10:44 AM | message detail
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paulg235 | Posted 12/15/2009 11:14:07 AM | message detail
And now we wait another few hours until he goes offli- finally posts the bracket.
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voltch | Posted 12/15/2009 11:19:15 AM | message detail
hmm, will he announce the bracket the day FF XIII comes out in japan?
It will have no bearing whatsoever except on the day i hear talk about the game's real quality I also get a bracket to check out.
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Dr_Football | Posted 12/15/2009 12:04:43 PM | message detail
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Master Moltar | Posted 12/15/2009 12:05:30 PM | message detail
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Master Moltar | Posted 12/15/2009 12:06:38 PM | message detail
The users of GameFAQs have nominated 128 video game characters and it's time to let them battle it out. Starting January 15th, the 128-character winner-take-all tournament will begin. Using the Poll of the Day to decide, the most popular character will take the this year's title.

Year number eight of the Character Battle is a back-to-basics battle: Each day of the poll, two characters will battle it out, and the winner will move on. With 127 battles to run, it's time to speed things up - there will be two battles per day - one from 9:00PM to 9:00AM Pacific Time, the second from 9:00AM to 9:00 PM, with only the final two rounds being full 24-hour votes.


oh gosh
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Lightslayer987 | Posted 12/15/2009 12:07:53 PM | message detail
woo
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Lightslayer987 | Posted 12/15/2009 12:09:27 PM | message detail
nathan drake is a 2 seed?
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LOLContests | Posted 12/15/2009 12:10:35 PM | message detail
1 match from 12:00AM-12:00PM and one from 12:00PM-12:00AM

Uhh........ This is gonna be so confusing to remember which is which.
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LeonhartFour | Posted 12/15/2009 12:10:37 PM | message detail
Sora and MC fans better hope they don't get night matches.

Aw yeah, Squall lovin' on the WCC
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voltch | Posted 12/15/2009 12:12:41 PM | message detail
oh crap, comebacks are gonna be a ****.
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Lightslayer987 | Posted 12/15/2009 12:12:50 PM | message detail
and you guys said 128 1v1 wasn't possible ... !
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Lopen | Posted 12/15/2009 12:14:36 PM | message detail
Oh jeez

Let's hope Master Chief gets his matches on the day side of these things!
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Lopen | Posted 12/15/2009 12:16:13 PM | message detail
If MC vs Mega Man in round 3 looks to be in the day side, I'm totally taking MC > Mega Man by the way...!
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Lightslayer987 | Posted 12/15/2009 12:16:44 PM | message detail
We'll probably figure out which is which later on. I'm too busy filling out bracket now to figure it out tho
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voltch | Posted 12/15/2009 12:18:10 PM | message detail
well missingno is doomed and we'll see how jokes fare in one vs one.
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Lightslayer987 | Posted 12/15/2009 12:19:35 PM | message detail
Missingno vs. Crono is gonna be quite an interesting match if its a day match...
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voltch | Posted 12/15/2009 12:21:12 PM | message detail
Magus VS Alucard IN THE DAY.
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UItimaterializer | Posted 12/15/2009 12:25:06 PM | message detail
Play EarthBound.
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