NEW BATTLE SYSTEM (Idea to boost activity ^^)

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Should we do another battle system/competition?

27% 27% 
[ 4 ]
33% 33% 
[ 5 ]
40% 40% 
[ 6 ]
 
Total Votes : 15

NEW BATTLE SYSTEM (Idea to boost activity ^^)

Post by LineMagiX on Thu May 23, 2013 1:08 pm

Rabid told me to post this.

Please take the time to read this. I spent a good hour and more thinking about it and typing it out. :P

This is an idea to increase activity and track-making on the site. Basically, what we'd do is revive the old battling system, but execute it better.

Remember in 2008/2009 when LineKirby came up with the idea of site-wide battling, in the form of a giant contest? When that happened, track-making spiked and a lot of AMAZING tracks were released because of it (Such as Integration and Infinite Brilliance).

Battling soon died though because the original award for getting the most battle points (winning the whole contest) was never given out. I think we should do the same thing, BUT make an award beforehand to show everyone that it's for real, and give members an incentive to try to come out on top! :P

Some ideas I had for possible awards are:
-A custom trophy for whoever wins (I'd be willing to make it in photoshop/illustrator)
And
-A temporary custom rank (orange or gold or something) for a month or a couple months.

If we do a trophy though, we should make it before we announce the battle contest, to show that it's concrete/for sure, unlike last time.

And for battle points, we should have a system for amount of points you get for every win, like last time. Maybe something like "If you win, you get an amount of points that equals ~half the amount of points the person you beat currently has. This will make it so there will be a bigger reward for beating people who are doing well in the contest. Wink And it will also get people to battle more.

Also, I really don't think EB3 will make us too busy to do this. Only one person can work on those tracks at a time, so we should be able to function pretty well with this going on over the summer as well. Thumbs Up Oh and if the staff feel too busy to run this, we can do elite battle mods like last time.

Discuss pls. ^^

_________________

QUOTES:

Cereal wrote:Hell yes ..since CC is being a little b*tch.

rabid squirrel wrote:it's more dumb but less stupid

Hedgehogs4Me wrote:Nigga you know what I meant.
Alright, seriously, let's stop this now before we set a bad example. xD


My super.sol download
(all of my recent tracks in one sol)
avatar
LineMagiX
Member

The ghost of LR


View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: NEW BATTLE SYSTEM (Idea to boost activity ^^)

Post by Fauxfyre on Thu May 23, 2013 1:30 pm

But a difference between now and 2008 is that people are a lot slower making tracks now, I don't think this would speed things up at all, and would just slow down the trackmaking process even further for regular tracks.

Fauxfyre
Member

Featured Video: Blackheart

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: NEW BATTLE SYSTEM (Idea to boost activity ^^)

Post by ACwazHere on Thu May 23, 2013 2:05 pm

Sorry man, I had a response typed up (two days after you sent it, so I'm double sorry) in the PM but I went to class and it turns out I never hit send.

The problem with bringing features like this back is that everybody will be like "Yeah sure good idea!" but then nobody will actually want to do it. It'd be building a basketball court in a retirement home -- it will depress people because it exists and isn't used at all. If people actually want to battle, like more than one time, then it'll be worth it. If the majority are thinking "This is cool, maybe I'll do one but I don't really play much anymore", then we might as well just keep it informal and let people battle in the Engaged Riding forum. Otherwise we'll delete the forum again in two months and feel really shitty about our lives

_________________

Steve Lives
avatar
ACwazHere
Member

fuck around and get dunked on


View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: NEW BATTLE SYSTEM (Idea to boost activity ^^)

Post by rabid squirrel on Thu May 23, 2013 2:09 pm

I'll be surprised if we get much interest, but if we do then I'm all for this.

Not a huge fan of the points, and I never understood it back then either. So I'd want a more clearly defined thing for that. I always felt like people made tracks back then just because they were making tracks anyway so they made it a battle and stuff. I mean, if I happen to make a track and call it a battle and it's better than some other guy... how does that make me deserve an award? This was the big reason nobody ever really got awards for this back then

EDIT: oh yeah and what AC said

_________________
Support My Art
A playlist of my best tracks
To keep up with what I'm up to in the world of Line Rider, follow me:
My Twitter | My Tumblr | My Twitch | My Facebook Page | My Instagram
(You can also follow my patreon and see all public posts completely for free)
avatar
rabid squirrel
Member

I'm the artsy guy round here

Community Pick: Braggadocio
3rd place in Tournament of Legends 4th place in Tournament of Legends

View user profile http://www.benjaminharveydesign.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: NEW BATTLE SYSTEM (Idea to boost activity ^^)

Post by LineMagiX on Thu May 23, 2013 3:52 pm

@ AC, it's all good man. :P

@ AC & Rabid: Yea I can see how it seems like it'd be a really good idea but also has the potential to flop. I guess it depends on if everyone is for it, and is actually willing to participate (at least some) throughout the whole thing

_________________

QUOTES:

Cereal wrote:Hell yes ..since CC is being a little b*tch.

rabid squirrel wrote:it's more dumb but less stupid

Hedgehogs4Me wrote:Nigga you know what I meant.
Alright, seriously, let's stop this now before we set a bad example. xD


My super.sol download
(all of my recent tracks in one sol)
avatar
LineMagiX
Member

The ghost of LR


View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: NEW BATTLE SYSTEM (Idea to boost activity ^^)

Post by Rafael on Thu May 23, 2013 6:53 pm

I think the main reason for it to be succesful back then was because
- You had waay many people over your own skill level to choose to battle
- People didn't take 2-3 months to make a track, but more like 3-4 weeks (and those were the amazing tracks)

Apart from that, I don't really battle someone for an award. I think it's just fun to put your skills to the test against someone. I'd do it now but wouldn't be more motivated if it got more popular if you see what I mean.
avatar
Rafael
Line Rider Legend


View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: NEW BATTLE SYSTEM (Idea to boost activity ^^)

Post by Wizzy on Thu May 23, 2013 7:44 pm

If the objective is to increase activity, imo this is definitely not the way to do it. Last couple of months we were struggling with MOtM alone, that should tell you how much contests give an incentive to actually make tracks. Not to say this month is the same case, we've had quite a lot of entries fortunately :P

One possible way we could boost moral around these streets is we could have more collaborations, we could play Line Rider differently than how it is being played now (everything is very technical), or we could focus on the more artistic aspect with more encouragement for making scenery tracks. People could start making tracks tailored for people who like doing scenery. I know CC is always looking for tracks and always has a hard time finding decent scene-able criteria. These are just a few ideas we could try to get people up and running at a quicker pace again.

_________________
Opal Rider wrote:It's cute. But we can go danker.
avatar
Wizzy
Member


View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: NEW BATTLE SYSTEM (Idea to boost activity ^^)

Post by Danthedragonman on Thu May 23, 2013 7:47 pm

I Want my turn drawing on the white thingy Smile

_________________
Shotoku wrote:Wow, that was fast. and extra minute of track and scenery? You're a machine.

Back to top Go down

Re: NEW BATTLE SYSTEM (Idea to boost activity ^^)

Post by Chuggers on Thu May 23, 2013 9:05 pm

Maybe after unleashed comes out and we have a more active forum, we could impliment elo to encourage battling
avatar
Chuggers
Member

tracktivist

Community Pick: SYTYKC
Community Pick: Form

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: NEW BATTLE SYSTEM (Idea to boost activity ^^)

Post by rabid squirrel on Thu May 23, 2013 9:47 pm

Chuggers wrote:Maybe after unleashed comes out and we have a more active forum
............sigh

_________________
Support My Art
A playlist of my best tracks
To keep up with what I'm up to in the world of Line Rider, follow me:
My Twitter | My Tumblr | My Twitch | My Facebook Page | My Instagram
(You can also follow my patreon and see all public posts completely for free)
avatar
rabid squirrel
Member

I'm the artsy guy round here

Community Pick: Braggadocio
3rd place in Tournament of Legends 4th place in Tournament of Legends

View user profile http://www.benjaminharveydesign.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: NEW BATTLE SYSTEM (Idea to boost activity ^^)

Post by [senpai] kevans on Thu May 23, 2013 9:48 pm

Chuggers wrote:Maybe after unleashed comes out and we have a more active forum, we could impliment elo to encourage battling

I can imagine it: WRTL vs STEAM vs LRU. EPIC BATTLE COLLAB GRAND ROYALE!
avatar
[senpai] kevans
Member

Stay in your coma


View user profile https://kevansevans.github.io/

Back to top Go down

Re: NEW BATTLE SYSTEM (Idea to boost activity ^^)

Post by Chuggers on Thu May 23, 2013 10:18 pm

rabid squirrel wrote:
Chuggers wrote:Maybe after unleashed comes out and we have a more active forum
............sigh

what are you sighing at?
avatar
Chuggers
Member

tracktivist

Community Pick: SYTYKC
Community Pick: Form

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: NEW BATTLE SYSTEM (Idea to boost activity ^^)

Post by Fauxfyre on Thu May 23, 2013 11:19 pm

Chuggers wrote:
rabid squirrel wrote:
Chuggers wrote:Maybe after unleashed comes out and we have a more active forum
............sigh

what are you sighing at?
It's not going to happen for a looooong time. Mhenr got our hopes up, but this doesn't seem like a really high priority for him, and thus is going to be delayed for way too long.

Fauxfyre
Member

Featured Video: Blackheart

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: NEW BATTLE SYSTEM (Idea to boost activity ^^)

Post by LineMagiX on Fri May 24, 2013 12:32 am

Okay maybe I was going about this wrong with the activity thing. ._.

Maybe it'd just be something fun to do for everyone that's already on the site.

..Ah well, I tried. 8D

_________________

QUOTES:

Cereal wrote:Hell yes ..since CC is being a little b*tch.

rabid squirrel wrote:it's more dumb but less stupid

Hedgehogs4Me wrote:Nigga you know what I meant.
Alright, seriously, let's stop this now before we set a bad example. xD


My super.sol download
(all of my recent tracks in one sol)
avatar
LineMagiX
Member

The ghost of LR


View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: NEW BATTLE SYSTEM (Idea to boost activity ^^)

Post by gaoyubao on Fri May 24, 2013 12:41 am

~boo wrote:..Ah well, I tried. 8D

...and that's what's important!

_________________
avatar
gaoyubao
Line Rider Legend

Contest Winner: XL Contest
1st place in Tournament of Legends

View user profile http://www.visitgaomali.com/index.htm

Back to top Go down

Re: NEW BATTLE SYSTEM (Idea to boost activity ^^)

Post by rabid squirrel on Fri May 24, 2013 1:25 am

Chuggers wrote:
rabid squirrel wrote:
Chuggers wrote:Maybe after unleashed comes out and we have a more active forum
............sigh

what are you sighing at?
1) unleashed won't be coming out anytime soon. I wonder if it will ever.

2) unleashed =/= more active forum all of a sudden.

3) people generally saying "let's wait until x magically happens before we do awesome thing y"

_________________
Support My Art
A playlist of my best tracks
To keep up with what I'm up to in the world of Line Rider, follow me:
My Twitter | My Tumblr | My Twitch | My Facebook Page | My Instagram
(You can also follow my patreon and see all public posts completely for free)
avatar
rabid squirrel
Member

I'm the artsy guy round here

Community Pick: Braggadocio
3rd place in Tournament of Legends 4th place in Tournament of Legends

View user profile http://www.benjaminharveydesign.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: NEW BATTLE SYSTEM (Idea to boost activity ^^)

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum