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Re: TPiR Recap - 7/2/2014
« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2014, 01:56:24 PM »
The reality of the matter is that in a situation where Master Key comes down to the 2nd prize VS the car being won it's inevitable that whichever you leave to reveal last will be anticlimactic. Because cars are the biggest and best prizes it's much more important to have buildup and suspense on the car reveal than the 2nd prize reveal because a car win is much more exciting if the reveal has an element of doubt. Revealing the car before the 2nd prize is far better in this situation.
Adjustments that should be made to pricing games to make them fairer: Secret X: Add a 3rd SP so that perfect pricing ensures a win. 1/2 Off: Add a 4th set of SPs so that perfect pricing ensures a win. Master Key: Add 2 more SPs so that perfect pricing ensures a win. Rat Race: Add 2 more SPs so that perfect pricing ensures a win.

The following pricing games should be retired because there's no way or no easy way to make them fair: Spelling Bee, Plinko, Punch a Bunch, Pass the Buck, Let em Roll.

The following retired pricing games should be revived: $uper $aver, Give or Keep, Buy or Sell, Hurdles, Bump, Penny Ante, Credit Card, On the Spot, Split Decision, Add em Up, Walk of Fame, Barker's Markers.

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Re: TPiR Recap - 7/2/2014
« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2014, 02:31:14 PM »
^ Agreed..........It's all about building up tension with that reveal than the one that just happened. The way that Drew did it was a bit of a "Semi Spoiler Alert". He did it to a point where a good amount of us are like, "Well.....he's not gonna win the washer and dryer with that key.....And he's not gonna win the laptop with that key........So obviously, he's gonna win the car with that key."

It's kinda like if we were watching the famous first encounter and battle between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader from The Empire Strikes Back.......And then, out of nowhere, Drew would say, "You know, Vader is really Luke's father." That would really be to the point to why bother watching the rest of the movie if someone were to spoil it for the rest of us. I think we just want some suspense on certain games like Master Key.......And it would've been better if Haris tried the car first, then the laptop. At the end of the day, it's all being on the edge of your seats at times.
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Re: TPiR Recap - 7/2/2014
« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2014, 03:42:34 PM »
I think it's in the contestants best interest to reveal 1, then 2, then 3. Even in this scenario. No matter what the very end will be anticlimactic if the 2 you reveal first are nothing after the dud is already out of play. However, not everyone will think it out and figure out that it 100% has to be a win in whichever slot it is, so there's that too. Anyways, if you reveal the car 2nd and its not won then its already spoiled that the middle prize is won, and why would a contestant care about having the chance to win the middle prize after it has already been revealed they can't win the car. Kind of like using the 10th chance in 10 Chances on the second prize, at that point the contestant really couldn't care less despite how nice it might be since they 100% cannot win the car.

I think it's more of a flaw in the game itself than anything else.
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Re: TPiR Recap - 7/2/2014
« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2014, 12:44:07 AM »
The 7,938th episode (66th for Season 42)

Showcase #1
  • iPod:  $359
  • $2,500 Cash:  $2,500
  • Limo:  $850
  • Scion tC:  $20,965
My bid:  $25,449 (D'oh!)

Showcase #2
  • Trip to New York:  $7,614
  • Outdoor Kitchen:  $9,998
  • Trip to the Grenadines:  $12,014
My bid:  $31,320 (D'oh!)

Modeling Totals:  July 2, 2014 (OSAD 1/2)
Highs and lows among shows for the OSAD in previous years
High:  $76,399 (2013)
Low:  $8,918 (2007)

Rachel Reynolds
Total:  12/$76,212.00 (6/$26,149.00, 6/$50,063.00)
Cars:  2/$43,720.00 (1/$20,965.00, 1/$22,755.00)
Trips:  1/$12,014.00 (0/$0.00, 1/$12,014.00)
Cash Prizes:  0/$0.00 (0/$0.00, 0/$0.00)

Melissa Ordway
Total:  9/$56,011.00 (7/$44,448.00, 2/$11,563.00)
Cars:  1/$20,305.00 (1/$20,305.00, 0/$0.00)
Trips:  2/$17,973.00 (1/$10,359.00, 1/$7,614.00)
Cash Prizes:  1/$2,500.00 (1/$2,500.00, 0/$0.00)

All Prizes
Total:  25/$144,037.00 (16/$72,511.00, 9/$71,526.00)
Cars:  3/$64,025.00 (2/$41,270.00, 1/$22,755.00)
Trips:  4/$32,212.00 (2/$12,584.00, 2/$19,628.00)
Cash Prizes:  2/$12,500.00 (1/$2,600.00, 1/$9,900.00)

Season to date
Rachel Reynolds (187 shows)
Total:  2,480/$12,964,187.02 (1,552/$5,648,644.99, 928/$7,315,542.03)
Cars:  285/$6,375,946.00 (97/$2,036,217.00, 188/$4,339,729.00)
Trips:  324/$2,610,700.00 (188/$1,545,162.00, 136/$1,065,538.00)
Cash Prizes:  44/$453,624.00 (13/$81,386.00, 31/$372,238.00)

Melissa Ordway (16 shows)
Total:  157/$1,038,920.00 (96/$524,806.00, 61/$514,114.00)
Cars:  22/$496,148.00 (8/$240,949.00, 14/$255,199.00)
Trips:  25/$200,188.00 (10/$79,922.00, 15/$120,266.00)
Cash Prizes:  4/$45,942.00 (2/$11,942.00, 2/$34,000.00)

All Prizes (188 shows)
Total:  4,939/$29,895,304.27 (3,019/$12,131,120.53, 1,920/$17,764,183.74)
Cars:  586/$12,430,295.00 (203/$4,173,544.00, 383/$8,256,751.00)
Trips:  646/$5,277,785.00 (362/$2,944,112.00, 284/$2,333,673.00)
Cash Prizes:  197/$4,794,543.00 (51/$749,100.00, 146/$4,045,443.00)

Career to date
Rachel Reynolds (1,392 shows)
Total:  13,781/$72,893,164.36 (8,584/$32,567,973.94, 5,197/$40,325,190.42)
Cars:  1,505/$33,968,376.00 (574/$12,331,302.00, 931/$21,637,074.00)
Trips:  1,311/$10,089,777.00 (703/$5,311,701.00, 608/$4,778,076.00)
Cash Prizes:  238/$2,697,851.00 (52/$478,584.00, 186/$2,219,267.00)

My viewing to date (2,543 shows)
Total:  66,331/$365,197,158.22 (41,223/$157,951,272.53, 25,108/$207,245,885.69)
Cars:  7,243/$155,996,973.00 (2,782/$58,490,220.00, 4,461/$97,506,753.00)
Trips:  5,580/$39,798,888.00 (2,897/$20,588,065.00, 2,683/$19,210,823.00)
Cash Prizes:  1,948/$42,562,358.00 (398/$6,935,290.00, 1,550/$35,627,068.00)