Friday, May 01, 2009

Proposal: Finale, Part II; Let Underhanded Dealings Follow

Self-killed. - Devenger

Adminned at 02 May 2009 12:15:16 UTC

Create a sub-rule to Rule 2.2.4 The Finale, called ‘The Awkward Aftermath’, with the following text:

When the Finale becomes Finished, Scripters may not vote how the rule Best in Show Votes would normally allow them to. Instead, a Story Post shall be created by the Producer called ‘The Awkward Aftermath’, to be known as the Vote Post; this will link to this rule’s text, and detail the Producer’s confused assessment of the purpose of voting. When the Vote Post is created, the dynasty enters the Voting Stage.

Each Scripter has a statistic called ‘Vote’, tracked in the GNDT. Scripters start with no value for this statistic. While the dynasty is in the Voting Phase, as a daily action, a Scripter can change their Vote statistic to the name of any Scripter other than themselves who posted a Scene to the Finale that was not Cut.

48 hours after the Vote Post has been created, while the dynasty is in the Voting Stage, the Producer may declare in a comment to the Vote Post that the dynasty has entered the Bribery Stage. 72 hours after the Vote Post has been created, if the dynasty is still in the Voting Stage, any Admin may declare in a comment to the Vote Post that the dynasty has entered the Bribery Stage. When the dynasty enters the Bribery Stage, it leaves the Voting Stage.

Each Scripter has a statistic called ‘Bribe Value’, tracked in the GNDT. Scripters start with a Bribe Value of 10 + their Popularity, rounded up. When the dynasty enters the Bribery Stage for the first time, each Scripter’s Popularity is set to their own Popularity rounded up, and each Scripter’s Bribe Value is (again) set to 10 + their Popularity. While the dynasty is in the Bribery Stage, a Scripter may Bribe another Scripter (the Recipient) by spending X Royalties, where X is at least the Recipient’s Bribe Value. They then change the Recipient’s Vote statistic to the name of any Scripter (who posted a Scene to the Finale that was not Cut) other than the Recipient, and increase the Recipient’s Bribe Value to the Royalties they spent to make the bribe, plus 1, plus their own Popularity statistic. (Scripters are considered to have 0 Popularity when making bribes if their Popularity is below 0.)

72 hours after the dynasty enters the most recent Bribery Stage, the Producer may declare in a comment to the Vote Post that the dynasty has left the Bribery Stage, and that Movie Completion has been achieved. 96 hours after the dynasty enters the Bribery Stage, if the dynasty is still in the Bribery Stage, any Admin may declare in a comment to the Vote Post that the dynasty has left the Bribery Stage, and that Movie Completion has been achieved. Scripters are said to have voted for the Scripter named in their Vote statistic, if any. When Movie Completion is achieved, if there is not a tie, the Scripter with the most votes of this kind is titled the Best Scriptwriter, and their Scene alone is placed on a wiki page titled “Final Act”. If there is a tie for most votes, Movie Completion is no longer said to have been achieved, the Royalties of each Scripter are increased by 15, and the dynasty enters the Bribery Stage again. The Best Scriptwriter may declare victory in the current Dynasty.

Yeah, it’s a lot. But income redistribution is a very important part of the economy.

- The Producer

Comments

ais523:

05-01-2009 19:31:26 UTC

for I like it, and it’s a worthy victory condition.

Influenza:

05-01-2009 19:33:27 UTC

for Sounds fun, I’m looking forwards to it ^^.

Qwazukee:

05-01-2009 20:27:01 UTC

against Doesn’t this give a rather sizable advantage to Admins?

ais523:

05-01-2009 20:30:08 UTC

@Qwazukee: no, it just lets admins do Devenger’s job for him if Devenger goes missing for some reason. Moving from one phase to the next doesn’t look particularly scammable, and Devenger has 24 hours to do it himself before anyone else gets a chance.

Influenza:

05-01-2009 20:32:33 UTC

Also, voting first isn’t that much of an advantage, as you have already spent your royalties, admittedly having admins call the end of bribery phase could be a little dodgy, but honestly, it’s a reasonable time after Dev should have already ended the phase.

Oze:

05-01-2009 20:57:18 UTC

“the Best Scriptwriter may declare victory in the current Dynasty.”

A Scripter can Declare Victory anyway. The question is whether they have achieved it or not.

Qwazukee:

05-01-2009 21:08:37 UTC

I would not assume that Dev will end the phase before any Admin has a chance to. The opporunity to take action at that time will likely be essential. I actually don’t see any reason why Admins should be mentioned in here at all; any Scripter should be able to pick up the slack for the Producer.

This is clearly biased towards Admins. . . .

Also,  against again per Oze.

Devenger:

05-01-2009 21:32:36 UTC

Hah, good point. We can always fix that by replacing that with ‘has achieved victory…’ in a little fix proposal, considering the whole Act/voting/bribery process will take at least a week.

Darknight:

05-02-2009 02:02:26 UTC

imperial

Rodlen:

05-02-2009 04:19:33 UTC

against

Devenger:

05-02-2009 08:31:36 UTC

People, please, if you vote AGAINST, specify why. If you think the points above require a complete reproposal, say that.

Psychotipath:

05-02-2009 09:11:40 UTC

imperial

Josh:

05-02-2009 11:35:38 UTC

Scripters may not vote how the rule Best in Show Votes would normally allow them to

and detail the Producer’s confused assessment of the purpose of voting

That first paragraph is very awkwardly worded.

Anyway,  against , as this non-trivially favours those with high Royalties over those with high Popularities, and I’m somewhat biased in favour of my own advantage.

Klisz:

05-02-2009 17:43:33 UTC

against  per Oze, especially since it mentions “Scriptwriters”. The real term is “Scripters”.

Devenger:

05-02-2009 18:54:15 UTC

@ Josh, the primary reward for Popularity is, IMO, the ability to get more Royalties. This focus on Royalties is both topical, and intentional. However, Popularity is useful in preventing someone from cheaply outbidding you. Additionally, remember you can still get more Royalties from the Finale Act.

@ Darth, ‘Best Scriptwriter’ is a specific title a Scripter can receive - it is not explicitly connected to the keyword ‘Scripter’.

But thanks people for specifying, that’s a sight more useful for reproposing.

I won’t S/K this until everyone has had time to find any other problems…

Devenger:

05-02-2009 19:13:23 UTC

against I lied. S/K.