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Read my initial post below, then vote which format you'd like for GRECO 4.

The first format.
6 (37.5%)
The second format.
8 (50%)
Surprise me.
2 (12.5%)

Total Members Voted: 16

Voting closed: July 10, 2008, 12:06:03 PM

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Offline apeminkie

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GRECO 4: Format Question [Closed]
« on: March 03, 2008, 01:24:43 AM »
I've been scavenging within the GRECO Forums for the past three Seasons-worth of Rulesheets in an effort to create and finalize the Rulesheet for GRECO 4 and I've become burdened with a problem.

For the first two Seasons, eliminations were basically based on the number of GRECOS (and in some cases, PATTERNS or QUESTIONS) you successfully got.
Season 1 Rulesheet:  http://www.golden-road.net/index.php?topic=1108.0
Season 2 Rulesheet:  http://www.golden-road.net/index.php?topic=2169.0

But for my most recent Season, a whole scoring system was created to rate you based on your successes.
Season 3 Rulesheet:  http://www.golden-road.net/index.php?topic=4508.0

As much as I want to stick with the back-to-basics of Option A, I cannot seem to abandon my scoring system in Option B.  So, I now specifically ask the opinions of my players:

For GRECO 4, which method shall I implement for eliminating players?

Your opinions on this issue are strongly desired, and any time you spend on making your decision is appreciated...so much so that I'm willing to give out a gift to any player or reader who expresses their issue on this issue.

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Re: GRECO 4: Format Question
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2008, 10:35:09 AM »
The double-elimination format was ok, but the first format was a lot better IMO.  The problem with the match play brackets was that every player didnt have to submit a card every week. 

The first format was more live-or-die, the strongest survives.


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Re: GRECO 4: Format Question
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2008, 01:06:03 AM »
The double-elimination format was ok, but the first format was a lot better IMO.  The problem with the match play brackets was that every player didnt have to submit a card every week. 

The first format was more live-or-die, the strongest survives.

Actually, I want to know whether you think I should keep the scoring system (1 point per space; 5 points for GRECO; 5 points for PATTERNS) or go back to the system of GRECO POINTS (each GRECO, PATTERN, or QUESTION earned a player one GRECO POINT).  ;)

The Brackets and Tournament format has been put to rest.

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Re: GRECO 4: Format Question
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2008, 01:13:08 AM »
I prefer the scoring system - it actually puts some weight on picking games, whereas GRECO points were only based on completing the pattern... getting four in a row doesn't net you anything in the first format.

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Re: GRECO 4: Format Question
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2008, 07:27:07 AM »
Having only played GRECO 3, and not any other seasons, I don't have too much to say.  However, after reading the Rulesheets from the first two seasons, I think I like the current scoring system better.  I feel it really does work, and, as Volty already said, it does make the actual games picked worth something.  However, I do like the old elimination format better, which I see is making a return.
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Re: GRECO 4: Format Question
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2008, 08:18:42 AM »
Glad elimination is coming back.

As far as scoring, making the patterns worth 5 puts a whole new spin on the game and makes it more challenging. It puts more emphasis on game placement.

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Re: GRECO 4: Format Question
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2008, 11:06:54 PM »
I personaly like the first format. It makes it harder then format 2.
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Re: GRECO 4: Format Question (One Raffle Entry)
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2008, 03:46:41 PM »
I liked the second format.  Seems more game show-y. :-D
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Re: GRECO 4: Format Question (One Raffle Entry)
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2008, 12:17:37 PM »
Second scoring system.
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Re: GRECO 4: Format Question (One Raffle Entry)
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2008, 05:21:14 PM »
I prefer the second format, aka the double-elimination tournament.  It was very exciting
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Re: GRECO 4: Format Question (One Raffle Entry)
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2008, 01:47:39 AM »
I prefer the most recent format used.  I like to see points given for actually picking the games correctly.  Obviously, slotting still matters, but I like the fact that someone can earn points if they screw up how they fit them onto the card.  I also like how a perfect card adds up to 100 points.  Maybe I've been in school too long, but 100 just says perfection.

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Re: GRECO 4: Format Question (One Raffle Entry)
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2008, 11:19:03 AM »
I didn't play under the second format, but with the lineups the way they've been, I prefer the first format, and I have voted as such. :biggrin:
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Re: GRECO 4: Format Question (One Raffle Entry)
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2008, 05:02:17 PM »
Put me up for the second format!  :-D
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