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Offline 123123123

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Pay The Rent Suggestion
« on: August 15, 2012, 03:56:18 PM »
In a attempt to make the game easier, do you think that the contestant should get a "free" pick, as in they can pick one item and be told where it has to be put in order to win the $100,000?

That way we might have a winner. Maybe.

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Re: Pay The Rent Suggestion
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2012, 03:59:37 PM »
Since other games do it, yes, it might not be a bad idea.

Pity the guy who picks the Attic item.  But at the same time, they might have a good clue about the rest of the prices, it's really of benefit if there is one single item you do not know the price of.

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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2012, 04:04:06 PM »
What if I don't want to go for the top prize? You're locking me into to something I wouldn't necessarily want to do.

It would be helpful to know the price of one prize.  That way I could decide by myself what to do with that information.
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2012, 04:16:19 PM »
What if I don't want to go for the top prize? You're locking me into to something I wouldn't necessarily want to do.

It would be helpful to know the price of one prize.  That way I could decide by myself what to do with that information.

I think you're confused.  The game is played identically to as it is now, but one item can be located for you.  I assume the price is also revealed, but this could still be hidden too.

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Re: Pay The Rent Suggestion
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2012, 04:51:34 PM »
Now that's one of the best ideas I've ever heard!  ;-)

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Re: Pay The Rent Suggestion
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2012, 05:22:25 PM »
In a attempt to make the game easier, do you think that the contestant should get a "free" pick, as in they can pick one item and be told where it has to be put in order to win the $100,000?

That way we might have a winner. Maybe.
I'm going to have to disagree with you on this, for many reasons. First off, it's for $100,000, and getting $10,000 is pretty darn easy. Second, the fact that they don't reveal the prices forces the player to think about the general range for the items, which I love. Getting rid of that "surprise" would make the game far too easy for $100,000. Third, it HAS been "done" once, on the 2010 Veteran's Day Special, so I definitely believe it's possible to do it again. Overall, the "free" pick, in my opinion, would destroy Pay The Rent.
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Re: Pay The Rent Suggestion
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2012, 05:27:55 PM »
I'm going to have to disagree with you on this, for many reasons. First off, it's for $100,000, and getting $10,000 is pretty darn easy. Second, the fact that they don't reveal the prices forces the player to think about the general range for the items, which I love. Getting rid of that "surprise" would make the game far too easy for $100,000. Third, it HAS been "done" once, on the 2010 Veteran's Day Special, so I definitely believe it's possible to do it again. Overall, the "free" pick, in my opinion, would destroy Pay The Rent.
Well, they could hide the price of the "free item", but still show where it goes.
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Re: Pay The Rent Suggestion
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2012, 05:55:34 PM »
Well, they could hide the price of the "free item", but still show where it goes.
I still don't think that would work. Interesting suggestion, though!
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Re: Pay The Rent Suggestion
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2012, 06:39:02 PM »
The easiest solution still to fix the game is simply give the house a street number that is your "the mailbox has to be over X".  Fixes all the problems with the game.

(some of you are new...that's my suggestion.)
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Re: Pay The Rent Suggestion
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2012, 06:43:47 PM »
I still say the best solution to fix the game is find the extra blowtorch in the back.

(Though I've liked 28's solution.)
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Re: Pay The Rent Suggestion
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2012, 06:57:16 PM »
I'm going to have to disagree with you on this, for many reasons. First off, it's for $100,000, and getting $10,000 is pretty darn easy. Second, the fact that they don't reveal the prices forces the player to think about the general range for the items, which I love. Getting rid of that "surprise" would make the game far too easy for $100,000. Third, it HAS been "done" once, on the 2010 Veteran's Day Special, so I definitely believe it's possible to do it again. Overall, the "free" pick, in my opinion, would destroy Pay The Rent.

I did not even know they actually tried a variation of this on Veterans Day. How did they do it?

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Re: Pay The Rent Suggestion
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2012, 07:02:41 PM »
It was played the same way on Veteran's Day as it has every other time it's been played.  The thing that has been "done" is getting all the prizes in the correct order.  This would have resulted in a win if the contestant didn't quit.

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« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2012, 07:10:05 PM »
It was played the same way on Veteran's Day as it has every other time it's been played.  The thing that has been "done" is getting all the prizes in the correct order.  This would have resulted in a win if the contestant didn't quit.
Thank you very much for clarifying that for me.  :biggrin:
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Re: Pay The Rent Suggestion
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2012, 09:02:14 PM »
I approve this idea. We should submit this suggestion to the show to improve Pay The Rent.

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Re: Pay The Rent Suggestion
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2012, 09:12:33 PM »
The easiest solution still to fix the game is simply give the house a street number that is your "the mailbox has to be over X".  Fixes all the problems with the game.

It is the easiest, and most creative way to help make this game better. It accomplishes so much..
1.It actually makes the $1,000 a reward for doing something right.
2.It will usually eliminate all the need for the awkward "you dont put them in order" talk, as it should be obvious that the cheapest item does not go in the mailbox.
3.Makes the game more exciting as you hopefully get less bad decisions for the mailbox.
It does all that, while still not making the game a whole lot easier... it just makes it more fair.
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