[Aug 22, 2015] Last game night? #24 (Online)

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Last game night? #24
Online
Confirmed Attendees: 3
Posted By: Sykikal
Start Date: Aug 22, 2015 06:00 PM
End Date: Aug 23, 2015 12:00 AM
Time Zone: America/Los_Angeles -07:00 PDT
The following users have RSVP'd "Yes": 3
  1. Sykikal

    Sykikal Very mentally stable admin Staff Member

    Okay, seems like game night attendance has been dropping lately. Last week we just got me playing a game of connect 4 with vengvong. It seems like people in general are starting to lose interest in this.


    I was considering just letting the idea go, but I'm going to give it one more shot. If people want to attend, great. If not that's okay too. I don't really see the point in continuing something people don't have an interest in though. So if not I'll put this on hold until further notice, maybe I'll bring it back on occasion for contests or special events. (In other words, if you want me to keep doing regular game nights, attend this week:shy:)

    _____ azure Ezreol HaxAras Lavitz Miles Numb Pine shadowray7 Shadow Sykikal vengvong Wolfey
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    Week 16 A:1 _____ _____ 3:1 13:1 _____ A:1 A:1 10:1 16:3 11:1 A:1
    Week 17 M:0 _____ 5:1 M:0 14:2 _____ _____ A:1 M:0 17:3 12:1 _____
    Week 18 Y:0 A:1 M:0 M:0 M:0 _____ _____ _____ 11:2 18:3 13:1 A:1
    Week 19 _____ _____ 6:1 _____ M:0 _____ _____ _____ 12:2 19:3 14:1 _____
    Week 20 _____ _____ 7:1 _____ 15:1 8:1 _____ A:1 _____ 20:3 No _____
    Week 21 _____ _____ _____ _____ 16:1 M:0 _____ _____ _____ 21:1 No _____
    Week 22
    Week 22 _____ _____ 8:1 _____ 17:1 M:0 _____ A:1 _____ 22:2 _____ _____
    Week 23 _____ _____ Y:0 _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ M:0 23:1 15:1 _____



    Most voted on games

    100% Orange Juice 7- (Sykikal, shadowray7, vengvong, Numb, Pointy, Shadow, Marly)
    Smash bros for Wii U - 7( Pineapplease, Sykilal, Lavitz, Numb, Miles, azure, HaxAras)
    Smite - 6 (Lavitz, Numb, azure, Sykikal, Pineapplease, Shadow)
    Mario Kart 8 - 6 (Sykikal, vengvong, azure, Lavitz, HaxAras, Miles)
    Epicmafia 6- (Marly, Sykikal, shadowray7, Shadow, vengvong, Lavitz)
    Cards against humanity 5(Pineapplease, Sykikal, Miles, Shadow, vengvong)
    Team Fortress 2- 5 (vengvong, MisterWolfey, Sykikal, Pineapplease, Shadow)
    Tetris 4 - (HaxAras, Sykikal, vengvong, Numb)
    League of Legends -4 (Sykikal, Numb, Miles, azure)
    CS: Go - 4 (Numb, Sykikal, Shadow, Miles)
    theHunter: Primal - 4 (azure, Sykikal, HaxAras, Miles)
    Diablo 2 - 4 (Miles, Sykikal, Shadow, MisterWolfey)
    Slendertubbies - 4 (Shadow, vengvong, bella, MisterWolfey)

    Games with under 4 votes

    Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn - 3 (Sykikal, Lavitz, Miles)
    Damned - 3 (Shadow, azure, Sykikal)
    Killing Floor - 3 (Numb, shadowray7, Shadow)
    Mario Party (project 64 online 3 (Sykikal, Marly, Miles)
    Quake Live - 3 (Sykikal, Shadow, MisterWolfey)
    Chess - 3 (HaxAras, Sykikal, MisterWolfey)
    Splatoon - 3 (HaxAras, Miles, Numb)
    SWAT 4 - 2 (Sykikal, Shadow)
    Castle Crashers - 2 (Sykikal, HaxAras)
    Pokemon Y/X/ORAS - 2 (HaxAras, Sykikal)
    Destiny (PS4) - 2 (Sykikal, azure)


    I'm going back to the schedule because so far when I haven't scheduled anything people just seem to wander in around 6PM unaware of what they're going to play or even if game night is happening and nothing gets done. So I'm posting a tentative schedule this week.

    (Keyword is tentative, if you were thinking of showing up but don't like any games on the list consider showing up anyway, there's a good chance of it changing).

    6PM-7PM: Cards against humanity (I was getting a bit tired of it too but it's been a long time since I've done this game and it is sort of what got game night started. I feel kind of like it deserves a spot here. If you're a bit tired of it humor me please. It can be fun.)

    7PM-8:30PM Epicmafia

    8:30 Super Smash Bros. Wii U
     
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2015
  2. Sykikal

    Sykikal Very mentally stable admin Staff Member

    Okay, as much as I don't want to do this, I suppose there's not much point in delaying the inevitable. I've done everything I can think of to change game night up but it doesn't seem to be working. Looks like it's over.

    Thanks to Numb for originally suggesting the idea. I think it was a good one and I enjoyed it while it worked. Still remember our early CAH/Smash/Counterstrike game nights. In a sense, I'm a bit relieved, it was to the point where I was attending more out of obligation than fun. I was thinking "I can't be late or make other plans because then people will lose interest and start to make other plans for Saturday" but they made other plans anyway. Hopefully this doesn't mean people won't be playing games on VGI anymore, maybe the schedules just isn't for them.

    I don't like doing this because I'm worried I might overlook someone, but thanks to all the regular or semi-regular attendants as well like Shadow, Miles, azure, HaxAras. I think Miles attended a few times even when we didn't really feel like it because I nagged him, I hope I wasn't too hard on you but nice of you to make it on so much. Though he might not have expressed it in the nicest way, it was nice of HaxAras to give suggestions to helpout game night. It was good to have Ezreol, shadowray7, Pointy, Lavitz, Pineapplease, Marly, MrWolfey on too even though they didn't make it on quite as often. Marly's suggestion to play Epic Mafia and Mario Party were good ideas. Pointy is the one who originally let me know about 100% Orange Juice and I feel that went well. Thanks especially to vengvong who stuck it out with me to the end.

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  3. Numb

    Numb None of this matters

  4. Shadow

    Shadow ಠ_ಠ

    Wouldn't that make your whole site a fail? Not just Game Night
     
  5. CROWley

    CROWley Inactive

    Are you breaking up with me?
     
  6. Sykikal

    Sykikal Very mentally stable admin Staff Member

    You sure you wrote enough? There's still a chance to kick me while I'm down. :(

    As for the site, don't know, the title is info but it seems to morphed into more of like a general hangout for people who play video games. I so I guess whether it is a success or not just depends on your measuring stick. I never really expected it to become the next major video game site like IGN. It's a hobby, not a business. I met a lot of people through the site and had a lot of fun doing it so if I had it to do over again I still think I'd have made the site.
     
  7. Shadow

    Shadow ಠ_ಠ

    No I can write more
    I don't think you would unless you're that desperate for friends

    Also people do play games themselves outside of game night, I've been asking people for the past few hours if I should play Serious Sam or Splinter Cell
     
  8. CROWley

    CROWley Inactive

    I agree.


    I always felt like it was a place for rejects with nowhere else to go. Most of the stuff on the site isn't even videogames. We escaped Xat for it to be replaced with Anime. Nobody here is interested in learning more about new games or sharing opinions and having discussions. They just want to circle jerk and talk about the most popular games around. There's no diversity or intelligence. They're also unreliable as all hell so that doesn't help.
     
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  9. Sykikal

    Sykikal Very mentally stable admin Staff Member

    I guess my tone did sound a bit similar to a breakup. It might sound silly but I put a lot of time into doing these game nights so it was kind of sad to see them go.

    I was kidding. Geeze, are you mad at me or something? I've enjoyed the site and I'm telling you I would. If you don't want to believe me that's up to you.


    Rejects from what? There are plenty of other websites people could visit. I get it, you don't like anime and it's a common thing people discuss here. Sure, people tend to talk about popular games a lot. Maybe there's a reason why they're so popular. I don't really think it's true that people don't want to learn about new games, the games tend to be obscure so it just might be that not enough people play it to start a good discussion about it. As far as unreliable goes, you said yourself that the game night thing wasn't really something important to you. Maybe the people are reliable when it comes to their job or other things that matter and see this more as a side thing. I just feel like you're overgeneralizing.
     
  10. Lavitz

    Lavitz Inactive Staff Member

    video games suck
    long live anime
     
  11. CROWley

    CROWley Inactive

    Anywhere. What other forums would put up with people with no intelligence who say things just to troll? They'd grow tired of these people very fast and just ban them.

    If all they want to talk about is Anime, why the fuck don't they just join an anime website?

    The Elder Scrolls series is not obscure in any way. People were shocked that Shadow and I were able to say so much and make such an amazing thread with little effort on our parts. We were just spending a few minutes to talk about the game series we love. It only takes 2 people who share an interest to make a great thread.

    They sure do spend a lot of time here for it to be a side thing. Take Miles for example. He and I have tried to do runs of games together or challenges countless times. The Mystery Dungeon race was the last straw for me. It never works out. He offered to play the Pokemon games side by side a week or so ago. It's too hot and my hands are sweaty but even if that wasn't the case, I wouldn't bother anyway.

    Game night wasn't important to me because nobody else plays even close to the same games as me. It was a very limited selection of games that I could play and most I didn't like or wasn't good at. I could play Smash Bros. but it wouldn't matter. You play in the most pathetic way and everybody else far outclasses me. I hate Mario Kart 8. None of the games I'd be interested in playing would ever stand a chance and even then, playing games with people you don't even like is not going to be fun.
     
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  12. Shadow

    Shadow ಠ_ಠ

    No
     
  13. Sykikal

    Sykikal Very mentally stable admin Staff Member

    First you say I'm ban happy now I'm not banning people enough? Out of curiosity, who do you think I should ban and for what posts? I can't say I really know what people you're talking about.

    Maybe they already like the people here. I don't want to change the name of the site every time we have a topic change. Plenty of site have discussion of other issues that aren't about of their core topic. Overall I'd say there's still more video game discussion going on than anime discussion. I don't think it's really reasonable to expect it to be all completely game related in a chatbox.

    You didn't specify which games so I took a guess. Just because they don't want to talk about the game series you happen to be playing doesn't mean they aren't interested in any new games. Nice job on the thread though.

    Maybe other people weren't interested on the games either? Not sure. If there were a bunch of people RSVPing yes and then no-showing it'd be one thing but most everyone RSVP'd "maybe" or didn't bother RSVPing at all. I wouldn't say that's being unreliable, I'd just say it's a disinterest in game night. I personally did attend every week so I can't say for sure why each person didn't show.
     
  14. Lavitz

    Lavitz Inactive Staff Member

    Let's all change what we like so we fit into Shadow and HaxAras' perfect world.
     
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  15. Shadow

    Shadow ಠ_ಠ

    Did I say you should do that?
     
  16. Pointy

    Pointy (☞゚∀゚)☞ Staff Member

    Also note that while no one showed up for game night it took less then 5 minutes to get a group of 5 people to play a random game of Fibbage this afternoon, while I think we should leave game night dead and buried it's not that hard to get a random game started (especially if you focus on short easy/free to access games that everyone can get on).

    Also Hax tell us more about your opinions of the users here, I could use a good laugh.
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  17. Pointy

    Pointy (☞゚∀゚)☞ Staff Member

    Shatto hasn't really said anything, it's just Hax with the durpy posts.
     
  18. CROWley

    CROWley Inactive

    I'm saying normally you like to abuse power. Any other website wouldn't put up with people who show up and literally never talk about the topic of the forums and just troll. They usually have a small off topic section, not an entire section that's more active than most of the rest of the forums. For a while all I fucking saw were Dragon Ball Z posts.

    I disagree. I hardly ever see people talking about actual games. Sometimes they do and sometimes it strays. It's mostly people posting stupidass anime gifs, pictures and what's pretty much drawn child porn. Scroll through the current chat. It goes back for 4 hours and only a small fraction of those posts have anything to do with games.

    Call of Duty. I agree that's popular games are popular for a reason. They're popular because there's most stupid people than smart and the stupid people tend to get what they want. Name one other thread that got nearly as much content as the Elder Scrolls thread. The 3DS C stick one did but it was mostly garbage posts. People never talk about any games, weather I like or play them or not. What you said about them playing new games makes no sense to me. They all play the same shit, Zelda, Metroid, Call of Duty, etc. If you want to talk about an obscure game, nobody is interested. If you disagree with their opinions, like I did with Bioshock, they whine and cry because they can't handle dissenting opinions. It's pathetic. Hell, just look at the 3DS C stick thread for further proof of that.


    They can't even bother to mention why they're not interested in game night or don't show up anymore. Some people would show up, then stop. You'd ask them why and never get an answer. They're unreliable and lazy. You tried all these things to keep game night alive but they can't be properly tested if you have nobody reliable to join it.
     
  19. Fenrir

    Fenrir Luminary of the stars!! Staff Member


    i don't come to gamenight anymore cause i work and now close on weekends sorry for having responsibilities didn't think it had to be explained to the people of vgi.
     
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  20. Pointy

    Pointy (☞゚∀゚)☞ Staff Member

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