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Old 06-16-2012, 06:38 PM   #1
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*edit; This post is pretty innacurate for how things have turned out. If you are new to this game and interested in how things work, read further into the thread


So the Metal forum radio is kicking the bucket, something that I welcome since its zombified body shambled for far too long before turning to dust. I have wandered back here to UG with the release of Imperator, before then I had not been banging my head for some time and instead listened to Der Bohren Un Der Club of Gore and a few others on infinite repeat.

So here I am, back where I am loved. Unfortunately there is not much in terms of discussion and even worst yet, I see less and less of my favorite regulars.

So here is my proposal.

Your Move - A Game to Waste Internet Time

I will keep this brief because I am impatient.

Your Move is a game we can play, a game we can play on the internet. Here's a rough idea of how it works;

Your Move is played by two users and is a contest between the two that involves trying to win the votes of the other forumers through music

A theme or genre will be chosen by a user, usually the winner of the last contest. Examples could be anything from mid-paced Death Metal, foresty Black Metal, etc or for the more fanciful something like Ritual Procession, Road Warrior wastelands, medieval warfare or what ever.

The two current players then decide what album they will put up for delegation. They want to try and match the theme or genre as much as possible, ideally choosing an album whose sound aesthetically matches the chosen theme/genre.

The involved forumers then listen to the chosen albums. Now here is where I'm going to be a real ball buster;
You have to LISTEN to the album and I mean LISTEN. I do not want this to be like the "What are You Listening too" thread where you go to YouTube and check out the first 30 seconds then proceed to comeback with a four word response. That is shit and you know it.
You have to PROVE that you listened to it with an adequate "review" of the album. I'm not asking for a thesis here, but something that shows you gave the album your undivided attention and absorbed the music and applied a level of criticism to it befitting of a critic.
If you are not a REGULAR of the UG Metal forum, you are not allowed to play. Sorry.

After an undetermined amount of time, the forumers involved will put up their votes for the winning album. The votes are tallied and the winning album is decided. The player who put up the winning album then decides what Theme/Genre will be played next and a new challenger will then face the champ.

I think this can be fun and won't lose energy as fast as Metal Forum Radio does. There are still some things that need to be worked out obviously like how long the listening/voting process will take etc, but I find this game to be simple yet elegant and can have some interesting conversations attached.

Ultimately it's up to you guys and if Strangles deems us worthy mayhaps we can get this going.
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Old 06-16-2012, 06:43 PM   #2
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I approve of this completely.
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Old 06-16-2012, 06:46 PM   #3
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Yeah this sounds like it'd be great.
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Old 06-16-2012, 06:48 PM   #4
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As flaky as I am around here, I approve of this.
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Old 06-16-2012, 06:50 PM   #5
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I like the idea, but one thing I'm not clear on:

The two people bringing forth the two albums will write about them, and then other users will cast their vote?
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Old 06-16-2012, 06:53 PM   #6
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It sounds more like everyone who gets to vote has to do a review of the albums chosen in order to cast their votes.
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:03 PM   #7
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I like the idea, but one thing I'm not clear on:

The two people bringing forth the two albums will write about them, and then other users will cast their vote?


The two players only need to bring the music.

The others will cast their votes by writing their reviews.
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:05 PM   #8
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Assuming the finer details can be worked out, I'm up for it.
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:16 PM   #9
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Assuming the finer details can be worked out, I'm up for it.


The great thing about it is there are hardly any finer details. Outside of scheduling such as how long the listening process is there's nothing else to work out as far as I can tell.

I will choose the first genre/theme, two players are chosen and we go from there. The rest plays itself out.

As for how long the listening/voting process is, I'd say we try and keep it short enough as to not lose the attention span of users and long enough so everyone gets a chance at having input. I'd say no more then two days would do it.
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:18 PM   #10
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that sounds like a good time length for me. If you miss one you can always catch the next anyways.
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:26 PM   #11
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so how do we decide who gets to choose what albums, and for voting, do we have to submit a review for each album in order for our vote to count? who decides that a persons reviews, and therefore their vote, is valid or not?
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:39 PM   #12
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so how do we decide who gets to choose what albums,


We will start with two random players. Doesn't really matter who. We will make a waiting list of players who want to participate, they will jump in as the challenger when their turn arrives and face the current champ.

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and for voting, do we have to submit a review for each album in order for our vote to count?


Yes. Like I said I'm not asking for a thesis, just something of substance.

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who decides that a persons reviews, and therefore their vote, is valid or not?


I do. Or the community does. What ever.

Trust me, I don't see myself declining anything in the future. I just want to stress that substance is required in the voting process.
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:54 PM   #13
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Alright, cool, thats all I need to know, Im down for this
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:21 PM   #15
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I am in agreements, this is cool... I might say that a whole album seems like a bit of a stretch, but an individual song exemplifying it's genre may be a more realistic approach. I dunno, just an idea- take it or leave it... but most people probably won't find the time to listen to a whole album every couple of days, especially when to present your review, you'll have to compare the other person's album of choice in order to make a fair judgement on what the better performance is. So unless you've heard at least one of the albums, we'll all end up having to try to listen two albums every couple of days.

PLUS! A few of us can be quite lengthy at times... reviewing whole albums in "general detail" will undoubtedly degrade into scrutinizing detail. Keeping it to one song, or hell, even a group of 3 will ensure that each review is of reasonable length.
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:59 PM   #16
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No, albums would defintely make for a more enjoyable contest. To find a song that matches a certain theme is simple, but to find (and agree upon) an album which embodies a fairly specific theme as a whole would be much more interesting.
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Old 06-16-2012, 11:17 PM   #17
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If someone nominates an album that isn't easily available to listen to, they should be held responsible for making it available.

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Should be adjusted a bit. For example, a newbie can't compete directly, but can still put up reviews for the contest, and if they put up quality reviews, they can earn a spot in the competition. Obviously, if their reviews are garbage, their votes won't be counted.
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Should be adjusted a bit. For example, a newbie can't compete directly, but can still put up reviews for the contest, and if they put up quality reviews, they can earn a spot in the competition. Obviously, if their reviews are garbage, their votes won't be counted.


I love this idea.
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Old 06-17-2012, 12:23 AM   #19
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Are any albums off-limits, such as long-proven classics of the genre that might be automatic winners? I'm talking stuff like Altars of Madness. I don't really see a problem with anything goes, but maybe someone else here will have a dissenting opinion.

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Old 06-17-2012, 12:33 AM   #20
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Well, it would still be interesting to see what makes a classic good when compared to a mid-tier album
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