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May
16

Survivor Fiji Upgraded & Stamina Added to All .com Survivor Seasons

Author Brant    Category All, Simulator Updates     Tags

The Survivor Fiji Update has been released.

Survivor Fiji is the next Survivor season to be updated. This season features a Have and a Have Not camp twist, and the idols function differently based on the twist.

In addition, all .com Survivor seasons now have the new Profile attribute called Stamina activated. Stamina controls how well a player maintains their energy level throughout a season, which can range from 0% to 100%. Energy allows a player to do well on challenges and perform other actions such as finding idols. Merge feasts and winning reward challenges can increase a player’s energy while exile island and poor camp conditions can decrease it. A player with low energy is more likely to be medically evacuated. There are new stamina-based events, but these are only enabled by default for Fiji and China until more testing is done to make sure the balance is correct.

Thank you to everyone who has been testing and reporting bugs. I’m also gathering feedback in the following Google Doc: Feedback Survey

Edit: The following bugs were also fixed with AU Survivor 2018:
– Beggar’s table auction winner can no longer bid on more items
– Tribe history colors spoiled colors the Save/Send twist
– Merge idol was being hidden a round late

You can keep reading for more details on Fiji’s idol.

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May
10

Australian Survivor: Champions v Contenders (2018) Released

Author Brant    Category All, Simulator Updates     Tags

Taking a break from the US seasons of Survivor, the 2018 Australian version is the next to be released.

Thanks to bwburke for planning a way to incorporate the different twists into the season, Brandon for testing the season, and countless others here on Discord for testing and reporting bugs. I attempted to resolve all of the reported bugs, but please let me know if I missed any.

Australian Survivor Champions v. Contenders (2018)

Survivor Fiji is close to being finalized with the new “stamina” attribute, and Survivor China is also in development.

You can keep reading for a list of the twists in the season. These may contain format spoilers if you have not already seen it.

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Apr
2

I Love Money (Season 1) Added & A Brief Hello!

Author Jacob    Category All, Simulator Updates, Miscellaneous     Tags

 

To go with April Fools, Brant and I have put together and released the I Love Money simulator (ILM)!

While I returned to BrantSteele unofficially a few months ago, the idea to create a proper ILM simulator (sim) came about within the last month as a last-minute April Fools joke. Due to the time crunch and difficulty in finding the full season viewable, the simulator is unfortunately missing challenge descriptions and educated guesses had to be made regarding certain details. We plan on revisiting the sim at another time to add the challenges and other improvements. If you know of a legal source for the full season of ILM S1, contact us!

Keep reading to see a summary of how I Love Money works, or skip ahead for a brief introduction from me.

Simulator Summary

  • In Episode 1, there are 17 solo contestants who compete in a challenge. First and second place become captains and take turns picking their teammates. The last person to not be picked has their check voided.
  • Each team must select a new captain each episode and cannot pick the same contestant back-to-back. This occurs on the first Events page.
  • Teams compete in a challenge and the captain of the winning team becomes Paymaster. As Paymaster, one gains the ability to void the check of another contestant. The captain of the losing team does not receive any sort of punishment.
  • The losing team must nominate three people for the Bottom 3 during The Vault. This process is very free form in nature, thus it’s difficult to translate in a timely manner which is why not much context is included on this page currently.
  • The Power Outing is simply a chance for the Bottom 3 to vouch for themselves to the Paymaster before the Elimination Ceremony and is reminiscent of rewards in other shows like Survivor.
  • The Elimination Ceremony has one key feature, which is the Paymaster saving/eliminating the Bottom 3 in whatever order they choose. This is reflected on the Voting Chart as some Episodes show a BTM3 and a BTM2, while others have two BTM3.
  • After teams are disbanded, the challenge winner each episode becomes Paymaster (and can be back-to-back). The contestant who places dead-last is automatically placed in the Bottom 3.
  • The Paymaster does not participate in The Vault and, with the exception of Episodes 10 & 13, the other contestants must nominate two more people.
  • In Episode 10, the dead-last loser has their check voided immediately and, as a result, three people need to be nominated during The Vault. In Episode 13, there are only three contestants that can be nominated and so there is no dead-last loser or vault.
  • Also in Episode 13, immediately following the check being voided, it is revealed that there is a jury who will eliminate one of the remaining contestants. Now, because a contestant quit before the jury could do anything on the actual show, we don’t know exactly how jury was meant to function. We came to the conclusion that they would likely act in a similar fashion to every other group decision in the game- naming a single contestant as a group.
  • The final 2 is a challenge in similar fashion to The Final Challenge in The Duel.

The voting chart is relatively self-explanatory, but here is a key for the less obvious elements.

  • bold text – Team Captain
  • italic text – Dead-Last Loser
  • Dark Red Cell – Voided Via Challenge
  • BTM3 – Was either saved first or the first person called up had their check voided.
  • BTM2 – Was either called up second and saved, or the second person called up had their check voided.

Brief Introduction

Hello! This was not part of the April Fools post- I have indeed returned. I was originally going include a lengthy summary of my history on BrantSteele before and currently, as well as current/future plans, but I think for the sake of time I’ll be doing that in the next couple of days. What I will say is that I am excited to be focusing on the simulators again and I can’t wait to see more ideas become a reality. My intention was to officially return on the release of another… project, but the timing of this served itself better. That’s all I’ll say for now.

 

Thank you for enjoying and supporting BrantSteele for all these years and for the reception of I Love Money, it’s good to be back.

Apr
1

Total Drama Action Added

Author Jacob    Category All, Simulator Updates     Tags

Ignore the author name.

It’s been a few years since the release of Total Drama Island, and since returning, I have made it a top priority to help bring Total Drama Action to life. From a surprise contestant, to Chef being up to no good and there being a saboteur, we tried to include as much as possible so we could say it is just as impressive as the TDI simulator, if not more. Unfortunately, we struggled to find a way to include the Aftermath episodes, but every other aspect of the actual show is present.

We think you’ll love it as much as I love other things.

 

Mar
21

Survivor Panama & Cook Islands Upgraded

Author Brant    Category All, Simulator Updates     Tags

The Survivor Panama Update and Survivor Cook Islands Update have been released. This involves a lot of new code to handle the unique hidden immunity idol for these seasons.

During the past week, a bug was fixed with Profile attributes sometimes not working properly in the .com simulators. This bug was due to a function that was originally made for Total Drama Island not translating the 5-attribute to the 8-attribute profiles that these other simulators use correctly. This has now been fixed.

Thank you to everyone who has been testing and reporting bugs. I’m also gathering feedback in the following Google Doc. Before the next season upgrade, this feedback will be analyzed, and some quality of life updates may be made to all of the Survivor seasons: Feedback Survey

Mar
7

Survivor Palau & Guatemala Upgraded

Author Brant    Category All, Simulator Updates     Tags

The Survivor Palau Update and Survivor Guatemala Update have been released.

One of the most requested features in Palau was the ability to use the tribes from the show. Similarly to Thailand, this can now be done through Edit Cast – along with choosing the starting tribes if you’d prefer. There are a few different options for visually and/or functionally excluding Episode 1, Part 1.

Guatemala features one of the most unique tribe swaps in Survivor history and the introduction of the Hidden Immunity Idol. It is also programmed using the newest version of the algorithm. Please leave feedback on whether you prefer the changes – such as the immunity winner listed each tribal council and more realistic quit/medevac probabilities and rock drawing chances – and would like these to be applied to the other seasons.

Thanks to bwburke94 for providing specific details that went into the planning of these simulator and Brandon for testing.

You can also use the Feedback Survey to provide your thoughts on how these early season upgrades are progressing. Thank you.

Feb
23

Survivor Vanuatu Upgraded & Bug Fixes

Author Brant    Category All, Simulator Updates     Tags

The Survivor Vanuatu Update has been released.

Along with those bug fixes, the Vote Summary for Jury Vote is also now available on all newly simulated .com Survivor seasons. Thanks to everyone who contributed with detailed reports and save links!

Keep reading for the list of bugs that were corrected.

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Feb
7

Survivor Pearl Islands & All-Stars Upgraded

Author Brant    Category All, Simulator Updates     Tags

The Survivor Pearl Islands Update and Survivor All-Stars Update have been released.

There were a few scenarios in Pearl Islands that never occurred in the show, so I’m interested in your feedback on how these are handled in the simulator. There is an Episode 2 twist in the simulator that was never shown in the episodes. An option has been added where you can disable it if you’d prefer.

Thanks to bwburke94 for providing specific details that went into the planning of this simulator and also Alyssa Edwards, Desy, and Drake, who volunteered to test at the last minute before release. A pause for the weekly Survivor updates may occur next week to make sure there’s enough time to incorporate some of the planned features, fix some lingering bugs, and make sure other plans are still developing as intended.

You can also use the Feedback Survey to provide your thoughts on how these early season upgrades are progressing. Thank you.

Jan
23

Survivor Amazon Upgraded & Other Bug Fixes

Author Brant    Category All, Simulator Updates     Tags

The Survivor Amazon Update has been released with the option to sort each tribe by age.

A feature was added to the bottom of every Votes page called Vote Summary that lists the targets and who voted for each of them.

Bug fixes:
– Since November, the ‘final targets’ math has been partially broken, leading to more one-sided votes.
– There was an alphabetical dependency benefiting those at the start of the alphabet in alliance creation.
– Duplicate alliance formation was possible.
– Player could be involved in events after quitting.
– Tribe events were disabled when you had alliances set to ‘Only use the alliances I create’.

Keep reading to see the season specific bugs that were fixed.

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Jan
17

Survivor Season 1-32 Upgrades Starting

Author Brant    Category All, Simulator Updates     Tags

Over the past three weeks, Survivor Borneo, Australia, Africa, Marquesas, and Thailand have been updated to newer BrantSteele.com versions. There are still 27 Survivor seasons hosted only on .net, and the goal is to upgrade a minimum of 1 per week. Moving the .net simulators to .com provides additional pronouns, an option for no-image simulation, and a better platform for more cast photos, features, and other updates in the future. Survivor Amazon will be released next Sunday, January 24th.

Survivor Borneo Update
Survivor Australia Update
Survivor Africa Update
Survivor Marquesas Update
Survivor Thailand Update

Keep reading for more details.

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