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Re: 80,000+ people try to play Pokemon simultaneously
« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2014, 10:07:11 pm »
Chess would be much more interesting if it wasn't so reliant on memorisation of opening moves.

Chess stopped being fun when I reached the level at which studying playbooks was required.

So I walked away and never looked back.
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Re: 80,000+ people try to play Pokemon simultaneously
« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2014, 10:07:36 pm »
80,000 people playing one side of chess?

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Re: 80,000+ people try to play Pokemon simultaneously
« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2014, 10:10:03 pm »
Christ watching them trying to pick up an item on the ground was excruciating. They walk a little closer, they walk away. They stand beside it, they walk away.
They open the menu. They close the menu. They face the item, they turn away from the item.
They face the item. FINALLY they get it.

With the amount of trolls on this it's like watching  someone trying to wade through treacle with anchors on their shins.

If I watched more than five minutes of that you'd be able to convince me autocracy is a really good idea.
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Re: 80,000+ people try to play Pokemon simultaneously
« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2014, 10:13:51 pm »
Somewhat related, ever look at the historical Roman Dictators? It's quite notable that with only a couple of exceptions nearly all surrendered power willingly when the crisis has passed. In this situation, if control passed to a single player during key moments this would probably have been completed in a day if not hours.

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Re: 80,000+ people try to play Pokemon simultaneously
« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2014, 10:17:21 pm »
Chess would be much more interesting if it wasn't so reliant on memorisation of opening moves.

Chess stopped being fun when I reached the level at which studying playbooks was required.

So I walked away and never looked back.

Personally, Chess stopped being fun after everyone started playing computer chess and as such ended up playing very, very similar games every time. When you're both always making the same X many opening moves before actually thinking about what you're doing, why not just set the board up like that instead?
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Re: 80,000+ people try to play Pokemon simultaneously
« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2014, 10:46:42 pm »
We only get Magic: The Gathering nerds and/or emos in our game stores.

Magic players are composed of people who wanted to be mathematicians but didn't want to do the work.

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Re: 80,000+ people try to play Pokemon simultaneously
« Reply #21 on: February 25, 2014, 11:27:11 pm »
Tangential: I prefer competitive Pokemon (via Pokemon Showdown, not the official games, on account of Nintendo being unable to make a balanced competitive game) over MtG. The ability to accurately predict your opponents moves has a much more important role in the strategy of competitive Pokemon than it does in MtG, and I personally like that element.
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Re: 80,000+ people try to play Pokemon simultaneously
« Reply #22 on: February 26, 2014, 01:33:14 am »
Tangential: I prefer competitive Pokemon (via Pokemon Showdown, not the official games, on account of Nintendo being unable to make a balanced competitive game) over MtG. The ability to accurately predict your opponents moves has a much more important role in the strategy of competitive Pokemon than it does in MtG, and I personally like that element.
You know, I quit playing Pokemon for that exact reason. Now I'm going to have to check out Pokemon Showdown to see what's up.

Back on subject: I visited the channel. I bet the people there are just playing out of sheer nostalgia. It's practically unplayable as they are doing things. The poor guy on the screen barely moves. I blame democracy.

As best as I can figure out "democracy" means the movements will only happen by majority rule once at least 50% of the chat has said the same thing. "Anarchy" seems to ignore voting and pick random users to decide next move? I'm not 100% sure on this. Anyone have a better idea?

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Re: 80,000+ people try to play Pokemon simultaneously
« Reply #23 on: February 26, 2014, 03:03:11 am »
democracy is vote for a specific move and the voting lasts about 5-8 seconds, doesnt require majority per se, doesnt go higher than 15 votes to go thru with it
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Re: 80,000+ people try to play Pokemon simultaneously
« Reply #24 on: February 26, 2014, 11:36:26 pm »
Chess would be much more interesting if it wasn't so reliant on memorisation of opening moves.

Chess stopped being fun when I reached the level at which studying playbooks was required.

So I walked away and never looked back.
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Re: 80,000+ people try to play Pokemon simultaneously
« Reply #25 on: February 27, 2014, 12:47:54 am »

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Re: 80,000+ people try to play Pokemon simultaneously
« Reply #26 on: February 27, 2014, 08:09:36 am »
There's an MTV producer pitching this exact thing right now.
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Re: 80,000+ people try to play Pokemon simultaneously
« Reply #27 on: February 27, 2014, 09:48:36 am »
There's already been that woman who put a plan online to use Google Glasses and crowdsource her dating.

It was meant to be conceptual art or satire or something, but it's going to happen.

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Re: 80,000+ people try to play Pokemon simultaneously
« Reply #28 on: March 02, 2014, 01:56:55 pm »
It's been finished to some degree apparently.


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Re: 80,000+ people try to play Pokemon simultaneously
« Reply #29 on: March 04, 2014, 04:32:41 am »
80,000 people playing one side of chess?

You would think they could tap into their collective wisdom and benefit....
I would like to see 80,000 people lose to one grade schooler.
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