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2

Survivor 34 Prediction Game Update 2

Author Brant    Category All, Prediction Game     Tags

Thanks to the 647 users who signed up for the BrantSteele Survivor Game Changers Prediction Game.

This season’s competition will remain the traditional season long format. Unfortunately, the second competition (where you would have chosen different picks for each episode) will not be occurring. This is due to concerns that the traffic on the Blog & Prediction Game could interfere with the BrantSteele.com simulators. There was some downtime on Monday, and that needs to be avoided so that it doesn’t interfere with the new simulators planned for March. More details will be posted on those plans later today or tomorrow.

For the season long prediction game, a few users expressed confusion with the Point Structure, so I’m willing to make adjustments. Keep reading if you have any input. Also, I’ll be openly discussing one of this season’s twists that Jeff Probst recently revealed in an interview with Parade. Stop reading if you wish to avoid details about that twist.

Update at 7:45 PM EST on Wednesday, March 8th: Thanks to those of you who offered feedback. The point structure was officially changed for the new revote format and to simplify the Voted in Minority + Survived and Voted in Minority + Voted Out scenarios. Survivor Game Changers premiers tonight.

13 Comments to “Survivor 34 Prediction Game Update 2”

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    Albert [Member] March 2, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    I believe that one of the most complicated parts of the scoring system is the part stating “equal/larger vote sets not in the majority.” After looking at this carefully, I think there is a potential to lose A LOT of points from this penalty. To simply the scoring, I would omit the “equal/larger vote sets not in the majority” from “Voted in Minority + Survived” and “Voted in Minority + Voted Out.” The part stating “# of identical votes (including own)” can still be applied.

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      Brant [Admin] March 4, 2017 at 12:50 am

      Thanks! This makes a lot of sense to me. As of now, these adjustments will be made.

      For Forced Unanimous Decision and Out by Rocks, would you exclude all initial vote points prior to these and just have them determine the points?

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        Albert [Member] March 7, 2017 at 1:00 pm

        Right now, it looks like the amount of points that would be lost in unanimous decisions and rocks is reasonable. You could make the argument that more points should be lost because those events don’t happen very often. However, I would keep it as simple as possible and exclude the points from initial votes.

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    Sam [Member] March 3, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    I didn’t get to sign up. Robbed.

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      Brant [Admin] March 4, 2017 at 12:42 am

      Sorry about that. Hopefully this Prediction Game will return in future seasons.

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    jill Richards [Member] March 3, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    Pretty good on the voting point

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    jill Richards [Member] March 3, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    “There was some downtime on Monday, and that needs to be avoided so that it doesn’t interfere with the new simulators planned for March. More details will be posted on those plans later today or tomorrow.” what’s that mean?

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      Brant [Admin] March 4, 2017 at 12:44 am

      That means there are a few simulators that should be released in March if all goes well. The traffic from the Blog & Prediction Game actually crashed part of the BrantSteele.com server, so that’s why the Prediction Game is being limited. This is also why there isn’t any account saving yet. It would just crash the server more often, unless we could raise about $40 more per month to upgrade it.

      It’s not worth causing more downtime and slowing down other simulator updates right now. Maybe when I can get more caught up on plans, I can take the time to do a more thorough prediction game in a server friendly way.

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    Vincent [Member] March 5, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Well i’m confused but i don’t really care i’ll just do the season

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    Hallsi [Member] March 9, 2017 at 8:34 am

    So I was thinking, shouldn’t there be a penalty for going out with an idol in your pocket?

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    Lee [Member] March 9, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    I just checked the points, but one of my players was changed. I originally had J.T. instead of Jeff with Andrea, Sarah, Sierra, and Zeke. If that could be changed back, I’d appreciate it!

    clo23

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      Brant [Admin] March 9, 2017 at 8:28 pm

      Hi, no choices were changed, if you look on the Participants list. The results and standings are currently being tabulated and may have incorrect data until they’re published.

      They were accidentally visible for a period of time and now will remain hidden until complete.

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        Lee [Member] March 9, 2017 at 9:58 pm

        No problem! Thanks for all that you do!

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