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[Award] General: 2012 Players' Choice Awards

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  • KoromaKoroma verona, NYPosts: 1Member

    GOGO FFXIV

     

     

    also hi, i'm new

  • DeltaX13DeltaX13 StuhrPosts: 1Member

    Did the creators of this strange Pirate game offer some kind of reward if they win anything or are all the people just troll-voting? Also this vote has nothing to do with sincerity. It's like "my game's the best, Ill just vote for it in every category". How "exciting". Random idea: Let's just rate the games based on their player score and then have them rank this way. Saves time.

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  • mCalvertmCalvert Tallahassee, FLPosts: 1,283Member

    Someone on twitter giving away prepaid cards for Pirate101 with a link to vote on MMORPG.

     

    http://www.pirateskies.com/1/post/2012/12/vote-for-pirate101.html

  • alonwealonwe Saint PierrePosts: 2Member

    The Secret World has to be the most innovative for 2012 ! Surely GW is the same as last year.....

  • megakoreshmegakoresh KirkkonummiPosts: 3Member

    This is a popularity contest, I am seeing some peopole groan about one game not deserving something or vice versa: just remeber: the best here is not the best game, it's the most well-known game. For example Firefall has only 9.5% of votes in the innovation section, which might seem ridiculous, but it's simply because Guild Wars 2, Pirate or Secret World and other MMOs in that section and known better and Firefall is still in closed beta.

    Same reason why LoL is winning in the "best hybrid" section, ES: Online in anticipation and so on.

    It's a contest that shows game's marketing, not quality, so stop saying "Why is X winning and Y is not?". A true measure of game's quality is in what percentage of it's players are not disappointed in it and have not abandened it. I played Guild Wars 2 for 14 hours. Then got bored stiff. Same with Planetside 2, not even a very good outfit helped. That is a true measure for a game, not these contests.

  • xenogiasxenogias warsaw, INPosts: 1,926Member
    Originally posted by Darkholme
    I guess I donb't understand the "Hybrid" category... what does it mean by "hybrid"?

    Its simple. They needed a catagory to put LOL in somewhere. People seem to forget MMORPG is a busness and by adding LOL into one of thier awards they are going to get a virtual shitton of traffic to the site from LOL players comming here to vote. Even if they never come to the website again they will make HUGE bank over it. I dont blame them mind you. Its a cash grab but they are in it to make money like anyone else. But thats what the catagory is, something to be able to add an extreemly popular game. I'm suprised they didnt add SC2 to it.

  • GoldiusGoldius CoorparooPosts: 38Member
    MMORPG Award Winners= Highest spenders of advertisiing dollars on this site
     
  • mCalvertmCalvert Tallahassee, FLPosts: 1,283Member
    Originally posted by megakoresh

    This is a popularity contest, I am seeing some peopole groan about one game not deserving something or vice versa: just remeber: the best here is not the best game, it's the most well-known game. For example Firefall has only 9.5% of votes in the innovation section, which might seem ridiculous, but it's simply because Guild Wars 2, Pirate or Secret World and other MMOs in that section and known better and Firefall is still in closed beta.

    Same reason why LoL is winning in the "best hybrid" section, ES: Online in anticipation and so on.

    It's a contest that shows game's marketing, not quality, so stop saying "Why is X winning and Y is not?". A true measure of game's quality is in what percentage of it's players are not disappointed in it and have not abandened it. I played Guild Wars 2 for 14 hours. Then got bored stiff. Same with Planetside 2, not even a very good outfit helped. That is a true measure for a game, not these contests.

    Cant very well vote for games that you cant play. Gw2 is the obvious winner and people are voting for it because it deserves it, whether you like it or not. Pirate101 is getting votes from their fans, not from objective critics.

  • botrytisbotrytis In Flux, MIPosts: 2,567Member
    Originally posted by megakoresh

    This is a popularity contest, I am seeing some peopole groan about one game not deserving something or vice versa: just remeber: the best here is not the best game, it's the most well-known game. For example Firefall has only 9.5% of votes in the innovation section, which might seem ridiculous, but it's simply because Guild Wars 2, Pirate or Secret World and other MMOs in that section and known better and Firefall is still in closed beta.

    Same reason why LoL is winning in the "best hybrid" section, ES: Online in anticipation and so on.

    It's a contest that shows game's marketing, not quality, so stop saying "Why is X winning and Y is not?". A true measure of game's quality is in what percentage of it's players are not disappointed in it and have not abandened it. I played Guild Wars 2 for 14 hours. Then got bored stiff. Same with Planetside 2, not even a very good outfit helped. That is a true measure for a game, not these contests.

    Your opinion - everyone has one. It doesn't mean that people who voted for the top games are wrong just because it is opposite of yours.

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  • zellmerzellmer Fakesville, WIPosts: 442Member

    Players choice has become companys using marketing tactics to skew it..

    What can you do I guess....

     

     

  • NilderNilder Port Orange, FLPosts: 43Member
    Originally posted by mindw0rk
    Originally posted by MikeB
    Originally posted by Kabaal

    Sadly the choices in some of the categories are lacking this year. It felt like choosing between "meh" and "ok". Star Citizen was however clear cut, can't wait to see what they do with the game.

    What games would you have liked to see that we didn't have in there?

    Since you included WoW's Pandaria, why not put in EVE Online? It had great expansion this year and its still arguably the best MMORPG

     

    I agree EVE Online : Retribution should be on this list for Game of the year !! It is a shame to not include this game and I only hope that its not vindictive bitterness that it always ranks high in the Year end Awards as to why it is not an option this year !

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  • megakoreshmegakoresh KirkkonummiPosts: 3Member
    Originally posted by mCalvert

    Cant very well vote for games that you cant play. Gw2 is the obvious winner and people are voting for it because it deserves it, whether you like it or not. Pirate101 is getting votes from their fans, not from objective critics.

    You realise, all of your sentences contradict each other, right?

    First you repeat myself, then you say that GW2 "deserves" the place (which implies that is the most innovative MMO of 2012) and you say that Pirate101 is, in fact, getting votes unobjectively from their fans, which implies GW2 is objectively the most innovative and is not winning because it has the biggest playerbase, which contradicts your first sentence!

    That post gave me a headache. The truth is mathematically simple:

    • People vote for games they played (either because they liked it, of because they are trying to justify their purchase)
    • The more people play said game the more votes the game will get
    • There is no way even 5% of the voters have played all games in the categories, which makes words such as "objective" and "deserves" completely unapplicable.
    • Whatever game wins at whatever category is because of it's publicity and NOT it's quality in that category.
    Those are facts. What games you enjoy is personal preference. Between Firefall and GW2 the most innovative is definitely Firefall. Does that mean Firefall is better? No. Does that mean Guild Wars 2 is better? No. What you enoy is yours to determine, we must simply not allow false judgement to happen on the basis of these popularity contests.
     
    Bottom line: play the game to judge it, these polls mean nothing to the end user.
  • tfmlamtfmlam white oak, PAPosts: 1Member

    Where is Wizard101????? Its not on any list??? It should be!! <3 ~<3~ :-) :-D

  • mCalvertmCalvert Tallahassee, FLPosts: 1,283Member
    Originally posted by megakoresh
    Originally posted by mCalvert

    Cant very well vote for games that you cant play. Gw2 is the obvious winner and people are voting for it because it deserves it, whether you like it or not. Pirate101 is getting votes from their fans, not from objective critics.

    You realise, all of your sentences contradict each other, right?

    First you repeat myself, then you say that GW2 "deserves" the place (which implies that is the most innovative MMO of 2012) and you say that Pirate101 is, in fact, getting votes unobjectively from their fans, which implies GW2 is objectively the most innovative and is not winning because it has the biggest playerbase, which contradicts your first sentence!

    That post gave me a headache. The truth is mathematically simple:

    • People vote for games they played (either because they liked it, of because they are trying to justify their purchase)
    • The more people play said game the more votes the game will get
    • There is no way even 5% of the voters have played all games in the categories, which makes words such as "objective" and "deserves" completely unapplicable.
    • Whatever game wins at whatever category is because of it's publicity and NOT it's quality in that category.
    Those are facts. What games you enjoy is personal preference. Between Firefall and GW2 the most innovative is definitely Firefall. Does that mean Firefall is better? No. Does that mean Guild Wars 2 is better? No. What you enoy is yours to determine, we must simply not allow false judgement to happen on the basis of these popularity contests.
     
    Bottom line: play the game to judge it, these polls mean nothing to the end user.

    I was referring to Firefall for games you cant play, and GW2 for game of the year. Firefall is in beta, therefore most people cant judge whether its innovative. Just get over it. GW2 deserves the win, and its mounting trophy case is proving that everyone recognizes it.

  • yoshiyo1yoshiyo1 Euless, TXPosts: 2Member

    I play pirate101 and absolutely love it, but Kingsisle (the company of P101) is NOT bribing us AT ALL.

     

    All they have done is posted on their news and log in screen saying 'Hey vote for us here!", completely optional and without reward, Pirate101 is just awesome like that~

  • nikki2hip54nikki2hip54 Orlando, FLPosts: 2Member

    I want Pirate101 to win just to see the looks on your faces! Hahaha.

     

    It'd either be P101 or GW2 for me.

  • RaysheRayshe London, ONPosts: 1,284Member
    Given that everyone i have seen that supports Pirate 101 has a total of 1-10 posts in their career, im callin bull on them actually legitimately voting.

    Because i can.
    I'm Hopeful For Every Game, Until the Fan Boys Attack My Games. Then the Knives Come Out.
    Logic every gamers worst enemy.

  • gja2003gja2003 MARION, NCPosts: 1Member

    what does innovative mean

     

  • xpowderxxpowderx Radcliff, KYPosts: 2,131Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Rayshe
    Given that everyone i have seen that supports Pirate 101 has a total of 1-10 posts in their career, im callin bull on them actually legitimately voting.

    lol@ 1 to 10 posts! :-D I am a avid supporter and fan of Pirate101. The game is very good! Regardless of who votes for it or the reasoning some here give as to why Pirate101 is so close to Guild Wars2. Its not a conspiracy! Pirate101 is completely fun! Especially at high levels!

  • darkeye391darkeye391 canton, MAPosts: 2Member
    i didnt know half the games besides pirate101 lol i gave never played it though soo i dont know any games... sad
  • darkeye391darkeye391 canton, MAPosts: 2Member
    ONE MORE THING WHERE IS WIZARD101!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • bulletprofffsbulletprofffs AthensPosts: 2Member

    ok ..IS PIRATE101 THAT GOOD??

    If you lie at me and i waste time trying it out i ll come back and murder you /

  • SraelynnSraelynn Seattle, WAPosts: 1Member
    i agree with Darkeye391.... WHERE IS WIZARD101!!??!?!?!!??! i'm only here cuz Wizard101 posted this on my Facebook wall. i'm here to vote for them but they r not on the list and i either never heard of the other games or tried them and kinda hate it. i hate world of war craft sorry to those of u who like it i just don't.
  • ScarfeScarfe londonPosts: 281Member
    I couldn't vote at all for best game of 2012 because most of them disappointed or did not even appear on my radar.  Pointless voting for the best of a bad bunch. 

    currently playing: DDO, AOC, WoT, P101

  • darthjtdarthjt cape coral, FLPosts: 4Member

    GOTY, hmmm, surprised Wizard101 was not mentioned....  However, for those of you that have not tried Pirate101, you might be quite surprised at how innovative and fun this game really is.  It has been very looked forward to and then finally released in October of this year. 

     

    I don't mind any game being nominated for GOTY, since it should be the best MMORPG game going, but some of you should try out some of these games before you cast that vote, instead of just voting on who you think will be most likely to win.

     

    Pirate101 truly is the game of the year to me, it is the most innovative with new concepts, new story lines, and new fun.  Everything you could want in an MMORPG all rolled into one.

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