It's obvious that the Hype meter can/has/is being manipulated so I figured I would create a thread to discuss possible ways to mitigate that.
- Weight votes based on account longevity. This can be as simply as making it .5 for those less than 6 months, 1 for those between 6 months and a year and 2 for those created a year or more.
- Allow voting each month. If you do not vote, your hype returns to a non-vote
- Use the average of current month plus prior month. This will prevent a group from spamming the site with 1000 votes and then disappearing.
I'm sure we have folks that can improve on that. I just suggest it not be too complicated. Keep it simple, but fair.
So lets hear the ideas!
"I should point out that no other company has shipped out a beta on a disc before this." - Official Mortal Online Lead Community Moderator
Starvault's reponse to criticism related to having a handful of players as the official "test" team for a supposed MMO: "We've just have another 10ish folk kind enough to voulenteer added tot the test team" (SIC) This explains much about the state of the game :-)