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[Award] General: 2012 Players' Choice Awards

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  • ZzadZzad Palma de MallorcaPosts: 1,332Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by atticusbc
    Originally posted by Zzad

    Is that "legal" ?? That´s buying votes....

    That game doen´t deserve the GOTY award...not even the third position...LAME!

    well they do have an official post encouraging people to vote for pirate101, but they don't seem to be offering rewards. i'm pretty sure this is still against the rules though. MMORPG.com needs to get on this. (i, for one, would be mightily disheartened to see pirate101 win those two slots just because their devs told their players to vote. that game deserves neither of those awards).

     

    Well....all games encourage their gamers to vote on this kind of awards.... i don´t see a problem with that really....

    If they offer a reward for voting...that´s buying votes...very different in my point of view....

    Anyhow...i don´t even understand how it got nominated in the first place! XD

    If it wins GOTY or Most innovative over GW2 & TSW.... i´ll just LOL !!!!!

  • atticusbcatticusbc Posts: 1,067Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Zzad
    Originally posted by atticusbc
    Originally posted by Zzad

    Is that "legal" ?? That´s buying votes....

    That game doen´t deserve the GOTY award...not even the third position...LAME!

    well they do have an official post encouraging people to vote for pirate101, but they don't seem to be offering rewards. i'm pretty sure this is still against the rules though. MMORPG.com needs to get on this. (i, for one, would be mightily disheartened to see pirate101 win those two slots just because their devs told their players to vote. that game deserves neither of those awards).

    Well....all games encourage their gamers to vote on this kind of awards.... i don´t see a problem with that really....

    If they offer a reward for voting...that´s buying votes...very different in my point of view....

    Anyhow...i don´t even understand how it got nominated in the first place! XD

    If it wins GOTY or Most innovative over GW2 & TSW.... i´ll just LOL !!!!!

    yeah... that would be idiotic. i'd still like to get hold of mmorpg.com over this. it feels dishonest.

  • gaeanprayergaeanprayer Somewhere Out There, PAPosts: 2,320Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Zzad
    Originally posted by atticusbc
    Originally posted by Zzad

    Is that "legal" ?? That´s buying votes....

    That game doen´t deserve the GOTY award...not even the third position...LAME!

    well they do have an official post encouraging people to vote for pirate101, but they don't seem to be offering rewards. i'm pretty sure this is still against the rules though. MMORPG.com needs to get on this. (i, for one, would be mightily disheartened to see pirate101 win those two slots just because their devs told their players to vote. that game deserves neither of those awards).

     

    Well....all games encourage their gamers to vote on this kind of awards.... i don´t see a problem with that really....

    If they offer a reward for voting...that´s buying votes...very different in my point of view....

    Anyhow...i don´t even understand how it got nominated in the first place! XD

    If it wins GOTY or Most innovative over GW2 & TSW.... i´ll just LOL !!!!!

    That is indeed common, and something even GW2 does though perhaps not with this award. I've seen them do it with some of the gaming magazine ones though. Is it wrong? Depends on how you look at it. There's nothing inherently wrong with increasing the awareness of your fans that a contest involving your game is going on. On the other hand, it can potentially skew the results based purely on a bunch of new accounts being made to spam the poll versus the actual community the poll is aimed at.

     

    *shrug* in the end, does any of it really mean a damn? Is who wins going to make your game of choice a better one, even if it was the one that won? Nawp.

    "Forums aren't for intelligent discussion; they're for blow-hards with unwavering opinions."

  • ZzadZzad Palma de MallorcaPosts: 1,332Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by gaeanprayer

    That is indeed common, and something even GW2 does though perhaps not with this award. I've seen them do it with some of the gaming magazine ones though. Is it wrong? Depends on how you look at it. There's nothing inherently wrong with increasing the awareness of your fans that a contest involving your game is going on. On the other hand, it can potentially skew the results based purely on a bunch of new accounts being made to spam the poll versus the actual community the poll is aimed at.

     

    *shrug* in the end, does any of it really mean a damn? Is who wins going to make your game of choice a better one, even if it was the one that won? Nawp.

    I see your point....as I said..i don´t see a problem with Devs encouraging their player base to vote (for free)....

    .....but C´mon Pirate 101 on second position for GOTY??

    better than The Secret World? Better than Mist of Pandaria?? better than RIFT:Storm Legion???

    NO....way ! :D

    Looks like a bad Joke to me :P

  • AelyrraAelyrra Kuala LumpurPosts: 1Member
    It really isnt very innovative... but you know the rabid fanbase doesnt see this. Played both TSW and GW2 and was terribly disappointed with GW2 mostly because I played TSW first and saw how great an mmo can be. 
  • HeroEvermoreHeroEvermore salem, ORPosts: 672Member
    Really small list considering like 500 mmorpgs came out this year lol. Seems like advertisement to me. Cause some of these games I have NEVER heard of.

    Hero Evermore
    Guild Master of Dragonspine since 1982.
    Playing Path of Exile and deeply in love with it.

  • BillMurphyBillMurphy Managing Editor Berea, OHPosts: 2,357MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

    Hey guys,

     

    We expect companies to spread the word about these awards. We can't stop that, and it's kind of the point to get players to pick. 

     

    But we did just remove Darkfall from Most Innovative since it's not launching this year.

  • FearumFearum Cinnaminson, NJPosts: 1,166Member Uncommon
    Pirates 101 is climbing the charts, must be a great game.
  • BereKinBereKin SplitPosts: 287Member
    Good luck to all of them.
  • ElboneElbone Chambly, QCPosts: 60Member Uncommon

    There only needed to be a slightly good game to come out this year to take GW2's gold as GotY.

    2012 was the pit, 2013 you can do better go!

  • NaxriusNaxrius Nanaimo, BCPosts: 62Member

    Really? LoL over Dota 2? Also Pirate 101 2nd place for GOTY?

    Rigged awards are rigged.

     
  • KhinRuniteKhinRunite ManilaPosts: 879Member
    Originally posted by Aelyrra
    It really isnt very innovative... but you know the rabid fanbase doesnt see this. Played both TSW and GW2 and was terribly disappointed with GW2 mostly because I played TSW first and saw how great an mmo can be. 

    Yeah let's send a message to Funcom that they're doing the right thing. Last time I heard, P2P players hate the idea of having to purchase anything in-game and prefer to just pay a subscription with access to everything. I gotta give props to TSW to be able to hold a decent number of players willing to subscribe AND still possibly buy vanity stuff on their shop. Let's make  this kind of business model flourish.

     

    TSW would have (maybe) gotten my vote if it wasn't a P2P+CS game.

     
  • PurutzilPurutzil East Stroudsburg, PAPosts: 2,924Member Uncommon
    Eh shrugging off other catagories... I seriously hope GW2 doesn't get false credit for being innovating... specially when theres games like Secret world that has gone above and beyond what GW2 has. Even then, Firefall has done more in terms of innovating and changing the way things work, kind of sad that its got so low, granted it isn't completely refined yet either.
  • livespartanlivespartan calexico, CAPosts: 71Member
    Nevermind
  • strangiato2112strangiato2112 Richmond, VAPosts: 1,538Member Common
    I know it was a 2012 release, but should TERA really be up there at the expense of more popular games like LOTRO and EQ2 (both of which did release 2012 expansions)
  • IcewhiteIcewhite Elmhurst, ILPosts: 6,403Member

    A lot of the poll choices are.... downright confusing.

    I assume we're subtly trying to bias the results towards our bigger advertisers?

    Self-pity imprisons us in the walls of our own self-absorption. The whole world shrinks down to the size of our problem, and the more we dwell on it, the smaller we are and the larger the problem seems to grow.

  • logan23logan23 south plainfield, NJPosts: 1Member

    On the voting page in Chrome, you have adds that block people from voting for the first category.

    Can i disable those drop down adds so i can vote?

     

  • livespartanlivespartan calexico, CAPosts: 71Member

    Did I miss something why is Pirate101 getting so many votes?

    Edit: Why is pirate101 even in any of the categories?

  • erictlewiserictlewis Cottondale, ALPosts: 3,026Member Uncommon
    Terea with 2.4 and swtor with 5.4 wow That shows how unpopular those were. 
  • ZzadZzad Palma de MallorcaPosts: 1,332Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by BillMurphy

    Hey guys,

     

    We expect companies to spread the word about these awards. We can't stop that, and it's kind of the point to get players to pick. 

    How did Pirate101 made it to the GOTY & Innovative nominations stills a mistery to me.....

  • azzamasinazzamasin Butler, OHPosts: 3,066Member Uncommon

    Game of the Year and most innovative: GW2 hands down and by a long shot.  First truely innovative and original MMO with lasting appeal since 2004 IMO.

     

    Most Anticipated: Toss up between Neverwinter and Elder Scrolls Online but I went with NW because of the Foundry system and its hopeful presence in creating lasting appeal.  I am really digging the Freeform class based system of ESO too though.

     

    Rising star: DayZ but only if the stand alone can be all it says it can be.  Entry of the Mod is what holds it back from more play time for me.

     

    Best Hybrid:  Who cares, I blindly picked 1 just t ovote but I am a purist at heart and none of those titles will ever grace my illustrious PC.

     

     

    Sandbox means open world, non-linear gaming PERIOD!

    Subscription Gaming, especially MMO gaming is a Cash grab bigger then the most P2W cash shop!

    Bring Back Exploration and lengthy progression times. RPG's have always been about the Journey not the destination!!!

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  • Omerta23Omerta23 Magna, UTPosts: 1Member

    How any of the games on the rising star list are even close to Dayz baffles the living shit out of me lol.. Every single one of those games are total garbage with the exception of Dayz and Warz..

    Warz blows hard compared to Dayz especially with the lying devs that promise content and never deliver but seriously... None are even remotely close to as good as Dayz..

    I could complain about the other dumb things as well, such as Pirates101 should not be on any list at all and that The Secret World was absolutely terrible but i'll stop there.

  • ezpz77ezpz77 Beale, CAPosts: 227Member
    Originally posted by Zzad
    Originally posted by BillMurphy

    Hey guys,

     

    We expect companies to spread the word about these awards. We can't stop that, and it's kind of the point to get players to pick. 

    How did Pirate101 made it to the GOTY & Innovative nominations stills a mistery to me.....

     

    Yea. Exactly WTF is going on with that, MMORPG.com? Presumably, you guys nominated the games, so the inclusion of Pirate101 is pretty damn suspect since I don't recall hearing anyone talk about it... ever.

  • ZorgoZorgo Deepintheheartof, TXPosts: 2,226Member

    Out of curiosity, and maybe it's been answered, but I wonder how D3 didn't make it to the hybrid list. I know there is a vocal set of folks who are mad about it; but it is an extremely popular game with a lot of folks playing it.

    I mean, if an expansion can = game of the year, you'd think there'd be a spot for D3 even if no one voted for it.

  • KingJigglyKingJiggly Simpsonville, SCPosts: 777Member

    I hardly think TSW innovative... but to each his own. My vote is to GW2 for GOTY and innovation.

     

    Esit: And I think Pirate 101 is a troll.

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