Third Gameday Event per week?

Discussion in 'Server Events' started by grazr, Nov 5, 2010.

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Do you wish to see a third gameday, and if so, when?

  1. Yes

    75.0%
  2. No

    2.9%
  3. Monday

    20.6%
  4. Tuesday

    8.8%
  5. Thursday

    7.4%
  6. Saturday

    38.2%
  7. Sunday

    50.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    I've noticed that the gameday threads almost always get double the amount of requests for slots than slots are available. I'm willing to dedicate an evening to running said additional event if people want it.

    I've provided a multi-choice poll where you can choose yes/no and prefered day of the week. Sunday is easiest for me, in addition to being in between the other gamedays, and a successful gameday day when A Boojum Snark previously ran Gamedays here.

    Although i would prefer to do Sundays it would be sensible to see what kind of availability players and map authors have, so i've included the other "empty" days of the week.
     
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  2. REEJ

    REEJ L7: Fancy Member

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    Indeed at the moment it's always 3+ more entries than schedule and it gets packed instantly as well.
    It's a matter of a host's willingness to spend even more time.
     
  3. J4CK8

    J4CK8 L11: Posh Member

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    I'd love another one. Just look at this weeks EU gameday, 3 extra submissions...(people need to check the amount of submissions before posting theirs)

    Will it be alternating betweren EU and US every week?
     
  4. Loc_n_lol

    Loc_n_lol L10: Glamorous Member

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    Personnally, if it wasn't that someone needs to organize the gameday, I wouldn't mind playing custom maps in development every day... though maybe not for 2-3 hours everytime. Anyway, yes, 3 days per week sounds reasonable, but I thought monday would be a better fit, leaving the weekend free.
    OR on the contrary saturday, right in the middle of the weekend, when I was a student that would have been the only day I could attend.
     
  5. red_flame586

    red_flame586 L7: Fancy Member

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    I think it's a great idea, but Saturday afternoon/evening probably would be the best choice out of all of them because of the fact that no-matter what time zone you are in, it's some time on a weekend, that's probably the most important thing for me because I live in Australia and by the time a weekday game-day starts, I'm off to school.

    Otherwise, you need to be careful not to flood the amount of game-days or you'll get less people attending all of them, despite this I think it is important to ensure as many maps as possible get tested... To confusing for me, I'll leave the thinking to others.
     
  6. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    Well, as far as the majority goes, 10 have said saturday and 8 have said Sunday. As it stands i can't garauntee i'll be available every Saturday and so is the worst day for me to run it. What i think is important to realise though is that Saturday sees it's fair share of impromptu's, and several impromptu's can be run on that day because everyone is available so consistently throughout all the time zones. It might be important to keep the server free on the Saturday.

    Also, "casual play" is frequently hosted on a Saturday.
     
  7. Okrag

    aa Okrag Wall Staples

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    Sunday is a better day because then the thread for it can be posted after friday gameday. I don't like having two submission threads floating around.
     
  8. theharribokid

    aa theharribokid

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    If the gameday is held on Saturdays in the end I'd be willing to help cover the days you couldn't make it Grazr. Been wanting to try my hand at hosting a gameday for a while now anyway.
     
  9. Mr.Late

    Mr.Late L7: Fancy Member

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    I would prefer Sunday because I cannot play on Saturdays :D
     
  10. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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  11. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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    Okay, let me post something more useful.

    I work graveyard shift, so I'm awake 6/7pm to 10/11am PST. I usually have Saturday night/Sunday morning and Sunday night/Monday morning off. So if you can do something that lands in there maybe I'd finally be able to attend a testing of my own damn map.
     
  12. Wilson

    aa Wilson Burial by Sleep

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    Saturday!
    The sole reason for this is that we can have both US or EU gamedays during Saturday as everyone got free time.
     
  13. Lancey

    aa Lancey Currently On: ?????

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    I voted Saturday because some of us get much better pings on the US server, and we might want to have the choice of server to test on.
     
  14. Mould

    Mould L2: Junior Member

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    I'd think an extra game day would be amazing.

    But really its more work for whoever uploads/hosts maps etc, so it's their call imo.

    Voted for sunday
     
  15. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    Yup. Good point.

    It would be hard to run a gameday without ftp or root access to the server. Especially since as a donator you're not allowed to upload maps for anyone else when using the site upload.

    Any Forum or Server admin. Which includes myself. Okrag runs the administration of the current gameday events (stv, slot assignment and map uploads), although the event can be moderated by any full admin to make sure it runs smoothly (Okrag, Nineaxis, Ravidge, DJive, DrP, Gadget, Snacks, Icarus and myself). Since I have said ftp and root server access it wont be any more work for anyone else.
     
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  16. J4CK8

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    I'm starting to not care when it will be, as I can usualy attend/submit to wednesday EU and any of Friday, so it doesn't really affect me. I think it should really depend on the people who can't make it to wednesday or friday, no matter which server, and those that keep posting submissions several hours after the gameday has been filled due work/school etc.
     
  17. Lancey

    aa Lancey Currently On: ?????

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    Back when that rule was added, drp also said that it's fine for donators to upload maps for testing events, such as gameday. I'm not sure if that still applies because of how much change has occurred in the staff, though.
     
  18. Grim Tuesday

    aa Grim Tuesday

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    Seems like a good idea, especially depending on what the next contest is. Possible dedicate one of the gamedays to only contest maps, so that they can get tested that week.
     
  19. Mr.Late

    Mr.Late L7: Fancy Member

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    Donators are allowed to upload maps for gameday for others. I mean, what it would even matter since the maps must be uploaded to gameday by someone.
     
  20. Fraz

    aa Fraz Blu Hatte, Greyscale Backdrop.

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    Oh god Sunday PLEASE.

    I work most Fridays and Saturdays now, and I play rugby on wednesday nights which kinda is a kick in the nuts seeing as Playstuff Blueprints are on Fridays as well as Gameday and a gameday on Wednesdays.

    Sunday would be puuuurrrrfeeeecttt