11- The first Quickening had a cool thing for everybody for non-editors, if we have a "bracket-style" Org Editor : A (free) bet system. Any non-participant on the POE can join. Every gets a fixed amount of points (let's say 100). then, at each round, they bet these points on an editor they think that will win. Each duel will have a odd base on the the challengings rivals (decided by a beta admin or group).
4) If given a chance, would you prefer a softer deadline system, allowing for users to upload to me after the "deadline", in observance of time differences, if a similar consideration is given to users in the same time zone as myself?
Do you really think you can't do POE without themes? ^^"
More than the fact that I don't like themes most of the time even considering every contest, your themes are kinda repetitive and I don't blame you for that, it's hard to find new ones but hey... instead of finding new ones, just don't give themes particularly 'cause some of them are way harder than others and it's pretty unfair. I seriously understand why Centurione was happy about being eliminated, her team got the most difficult themes in the contest ._.
Radical_Yue wrote:Everyone else has already covered the majority of the other problems so this is all I really have to say anything about. The only major problem I really saw was with the themes.
The themes were rather esoteric and not really left open to interpretation. The way I've always viewed it, a theme should be something straight forward that is either an automatic 20 points or 0. You either did it or you didn't. But due to the nature of the themes, half the time the editors are trying for X while the judges are expecting Y. Personally, I don't care about rankings in the end but it always irks me a bit when you see a fantastic video get destroyed because it didn't follow the theme the way that the judges interpreted it. Then again, the fact that the judging always seems to be geared a certain way may just be with the judges and not the themes. Who's to say? Speaking of the judges, in my personal opinion, it's more fun to have them be public so you know what you're up against. If I would have known MimS was a judge I would not have opted to work with a song using large amounts of american slang that he wouldn't really get, leading to him not understand the video. lol
(Mirko really covered this well with his final opinion on Nuerogaaaaaaay or whatever the hell the boys named their video. The whole having to give more points to a video that technically follows the theme better but lacks in the editing department etc...)
The fact that you brought back so many themes from old Project Editors really hurt the competition. It's not that they're bad themes but they're themes that were developed for a single person to edit. Really, the only theme that you could edit as an actual team effort properly was the AMV Hell one. Everything else was just attempting to make a normal video but cram multiple people into the experience. While this can be done, this can lead to every single video becoming the same. I mean this in the sense that you're just going to get a bunch of standard MEPs with a single song where the anime/editor switch every 30 seconds, loosely following the general idea but without any real focus.
The final round, in my opinion, would have been better without a random theme but more of a "Each team make a video that represents your individual styles and your epic teamwork. Go wild!" Instead of the two teams facing off to show which was the strongest group of editors, it turned into who could follow the theme the best and not turn it into a giant mess.
But overall, the team experience is fun! Just difficult to work with. I wouldn't say individual is better than team or team is better than individual. They're different beasts entirely. I plan on doing my own style of team battle later this year so maybe we can compare notes afterwards and try and come up with something fun for the future
CodeZTM wrote:5) What is your ideal type of judge you would like to see in Project Editor
irriadin wrote:anyone can follow directions.
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