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Big Brother Bug Fixes & June Plans

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As is the case with most Big Brother seasons, the Big Brother Canada 5 season took longer to program than expected and slowed down plans for the Survivor updates. Both the Big Brother: Over the Top and Big Brother: Canada 5 simulators have now been completed and finalized. The following bugs were corrected with both the BBOTT and BBCAN5 simulators today.

BBOTT:
– Fixed an issue with the voting chart not showing the HoH’s vote in the Co-HoH week in the event of a tie
– Fixed the week numbers showing incorrectly on the pages in BBOTT

BBCAN5:
– Fixed the No Logic bug where week 4 nominations all appeared the same
– Fixed the bug where a nominee occasionally didn’t use the veto on himself or herself at final four

The focus shifts to improving and finalizing the Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X and Survivor Game Changers simulators, along with some much needed internal improvements for The Hunger Games Simulator.

According to a recent survey, 36% of users prefer the old style of Survivor simulators over the style used in the recent two seasons. The goal with new simulators is to keep the existing experience and improve on it, and that’s too high of a percentage of users not liking the changes to be acceptable. Adjustments are coming to provide support for those users, to fix bugs, to add features, and to make them even more intelligent and realistic. Some of these changes are already incorporated into the latest Big Brother simulators and other test templates, and others have yet to be completed. One of my goals for the rest of the month is to bring these changes together and set a better baseline for the upcoming Survivor Advanced Template.

The Hunger Games Simulator still receives the most traffic out of any simulator, so some internal restructuring will be done to make it more server friendly. If the restructuring is successful, then more customization with a higher number of districts and tributes will be added. There will be a few minutes of downtime this upcoming week, announced in advanced, on the .net server to begin these changes.

Thanks for your patience. Sometimes updates are slow, but the goal is to keep making better simulators. All feedback is appreciated, and I’ll also be taking a much closer look at the Twitter and Subreddit to see how these can be better managed before the end of the month.

12 Comments to “Big Brother Bug Fixes & June Plans”

  • Bob [Guest] June 17, 2017 at 1:13 am

    You know how on the old simulator format for Big Brother and Survivor we could choose logos for the season without copy and pasting the link, can we do that for the new format? It would make recasting simulations SO much easier…

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      Brant [Admin] June 17, 2017 at 2:47 am

      Yes. This is one of the requested features that should come soon. I might prioritize it this weekend before I get distracted with other tasks.

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        Brant [Admin] June 17, 2017 at 2:48 am

        I can probably connect it to a database table where you can select from multiple shows. That’ll make it easier to update it and extend it.

        • Bob [Guest] June 17, 2017 at 2:20 pm

          What about for Total Drama?

        • Bob [Guest] June 17, 2017 at 3:20 pm

          Also the Tocantins FTC makes no sense…

  • Joel [Guest] June 17, 2017 at 5:26 am

    When you say keeping the old style… does that mean you’re going to change the logic and complexity that say the Mill vs Gen-X & Game Changer simulators have and make them like the others which seem to be a lot more simple? I guess the worry is that if you’re opting not to go with a new/revised style, that means the complexity goes out the window and more elaborate or detailed simulations are out. And add-ons such as the Voting Chart and other misc. data for people who like to look at the finer details are not going to get those things anymore. Hoping I’m incorrect in that assumption, because while the % is still notably up there for people who prefer the old, there’s also a % of people who prefer the new too.

    • Joel [Guest] June 17, 2017 at 5:30 am

      Or am I mistaking something and when we talk about styles, we’re just talking about aesthetics? If so then my bad, I might just be getting confused. I guess my fear is that we won’t have these grand experiences that we can follow week per week in our simulations that we have in the most updated ones and that the enjoyment factor will go down because the complexity will go down. Like when we talk about “old style vs new” I think my brain immediately interpreted it with the word downgrade, and not being able to customize things to make these simulations a unique or defined experience. For some bizarre reason that included worrying that “Profiles” will be gone or dummied down, etc.

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      Sam [Member] June 17, 2017 at 4:12 pm

      im worried about the same thing

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    Joel [Member] June 17, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    You guys are great! Thanks for all the hard work you do.

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    Landon [Member] June 17, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    Thank you guys! Any idea on when the Survivor Template will be released? I can’t wait any longer! hahahaha ty guys so much for the hard work though!

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    Shane [Member] June 21, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    Can you give us what percentage the Millennials vs Gen X and Game Changers simulators are in terms of how close they’ll be finished? It would be appreciated.

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    Evan [Member] June 21, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    I know you guys are really busy but has any progress been made on the other seasons for the total drama simulators???

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