TheWayne-o

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  1. Reading a few of the posts in the thread from the past day or so has made for some interesting reading and something I didn't really expect if I'm perfectly honest. There appears to be a much larger undercurrent of unhappiness and disappointment regarding how the competition is being run than has ever been brought to my attention by anybody really. Sure I get small mentions of things here and there (as anybody who has ever run a competition here will understand) but it seems to be pretty much at the point that people don't appreciate the effort that is being put in. I mean over the past 2 and a bit years I've put in 100s of hours doing things for this competition and just like everyone else here I have other things that I could be doing with that time. The whole point of trying something different with the points system this year was to make people feel more like they were getting something of equal value to the effort they were putting in, hence the allocation of points for each trophy earned and the rankings at the end of each month being scrapped. Sure this was going to benefit the "volume hunters" and the point of having 2 divisions was to try an make it so everybody could "compete" with players close to their level, unfortunately we didn't any real interest from people around the level that would've put them in division 2 forcing me to throw everyone together. Anybody who actually read the scoring system would've worked out that this would've been the outcome when everybody was thrown together, since I made that announcement I've had a total of zero complaints. Perhaps the lack of interest from more casual players like myself is a sign itself that the scoring system is flawed but having a different system wouldn't have changed the outcome, the same players would've ended up at the top anyway albeit the scores on the leaderboard would've been closer. The purpose of creating this "competition" was to create a community for people to enjoy playing games together, sharing thoughts and experiences of games and just to have a bit of fun and give each other shit. That's why I continued to compete in and run an event that I was constantly at the bottom of, I never had any chance of winning nor did I have any expectations that I would be anywhere other than at the bottom. However, it has become clear that many of the people here don' appreciate what I've tried to build and would rather take things way too seriously. Anyway in summary, this competition has become something that is no longer fun to run and I have decided that I will be canceling it. There are too many other things in my life that I would get much more enjoyment from and my time would be better spent on them. Thanks to everybody that has participated in this competition over the past two and a bit years and I wish you all the best in whatever other competition is born as a result of this one being canned. All the best to everyone, I'm sure that I'll see you guys around the forums from time to time.
  2. Doing us proud at the bottom of the table boys, love it! Normally I just post everyone's backlog games in the OP but I thought that I'd do something a little bit different this year and post a few people's selected games each day for 6 days, more of a reveal type thing. So to start with we have: MattyH16, fmfab & spazza136. MattyH16: Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (PS3) ** Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (PS3) ** Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (PS3) ** Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (PS3) ** Thief (PS3) ** Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag (PS4) Broken Age (PS4) Final Fantasy 14 (PS4) Just Cause 3 (PS4) Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (PS4) fmfab: Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One (PS3) ** Ratchet & Clank (PS3) ** Ratchet & Clank 2 (PS3) ** Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus (PS3) ** WRC 5 (PS3) ** Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (PS4) Magicka 2 (PS4) Need for Speed Shift (PS3) Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (PS3) Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag (PS4) spazza136: Valley (PS4) Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PS3) ** Life Is Strange (PS3) ** Murdered: Soul Suspect (PS3) ** Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition NA (PS4) Lego The Hobbit (PS4) Lego Movie: The Videogame (PS4) Assassin's Creed Syndicate (PS4) Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments (PS4) The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 (PS4)
  3. What the hell!? I'll just show myself out now then... Thanks to you both for the early feedback. As Matt mentioned, we'll be reviewing everything again come the end of the season and if the general consensus is that the points system is shit then we'll look to change it. What I'm taking from this statement is that my performance in this competition over the past few years has been so good that I've set the standard and have become the measuring stick that everyone is using to evaluate their performance
  4. Congratulations to all the winners (yes even feral, I'm using the term "winner" very loosely here)! I'm pretty happy with my output from this competition, a massive 91 trophies in 3 months is quite impressive. I'm also the only player in the competition who managed to earn double digits!
  5. Thanks for the vote of confidence mate, it's probably a little misplaced but I appreciate it none the less! I think that these two just recognise that I'm a better trophy hunter than you. I mean c'mon, you voted for yourself in the poll! It's almost like most people in this competition don't think that we're worthy of playing in the big leagues! I actually have no response to anybody that thinks this because it's probably true
  6. I can't wait to see how we all ended up doing for this event! Thanks again to @simpgraus for hosting the event
  7. There are people here that are actually going to compete!? I only signed up because it gives me a forum to talk shit about everyone else here, we all know that I'll earn about 100 trophies this year I think you might be onto something here, where do we keep the rum? I'm just giving everyone plenty of notice so nobody can complain if they don't submit the list and then miss out on the points. Although I do hope that you change your mind lol. This is a great strategy! Don't worry, we've all been trying to win his approval for 2 years now. One day... Looks like you have just hit the 50 post mark, so welcome to the competition! You'll need to PM me with your backlog list, nominating the platform of each game and which games you'll be applying the bonus to. In an ideal world I'd record the percentage a couple of hours into the competition so everyone has a chance to sync their profiles but I won't get a chance to do it until around 5:30 - 6 p.m. (Sydney time). Unless @MattyH16 gets a chance to do it earlier of course. I hope that everyone is ready for the competition to begin! Before we get going I just want to thanks everyone for choosing to participate in Season 3 of The Great Australian Trophy Hunt, without all of you there is no competition. Also a shout-out to Matt for helping run the competition, most of you know by now that I don't always have the opportunity to spend as much time on here or playing games as I'd like so his help is greatly appreciated. I also just want to let everyone know that we'll all be competing in a single division this year (a throwback to season 1 if you will) as most of the players here had been allocated to division 1 anyway, I only had 4 players allocated to division 2... It didn't really make sense to run 2 separate divisions. All the best for your trophy hunting this season! P.S. the ultimate battle for supremacy (and Tim Tams) will of course be happening again this year between @Feral and myself so keep an eye out for us at the bottom of the ladder! Just out of curiosity, I'd like to know who everyone thinks will win this epic dual so I'll add a poll to the thread lol.
  8. I think that I may have to declare you the winner and end the competition now, you just understand the whole concept of the competition! Thanks for the interest mate but as adam mentioned, I'm pretty strict on the 50 post rule as I'm trying to build a community (albeit one full of people with questionable gaming ability and tastes ) The rivalry this year is only going to intensify! I'll probably only play the same amount of games though lol. I still haven't really put any sort of list together, there are too many games!
  9. I would be happy to have him in the competition but he will need to make up the post count pretty quickly, I've turned other people away due to this requirement already. Everybody seems to put a lot of though into their backlog lists and then all new new shiny games come out and we forget about the old ones Or in @Feral's case, he drinks too much rum and no longer has the energy to pick up the controller For those who have posted their backlog games in the thread, please PM me with your list as it's just easier for me to find instead of going through the thread looking for a list that has been amended numerous times. Please also note that I must receive your list by 11:59pm on 28th February or you will forfeit the chance at any backlog points.
  10. Ah the dilemmas of choosing backlog games... I haven't even started to think about mine yet (I should probably get on that). I specifically designed the rules in such a way as to extract maximum frustration out of everyone, I'm a nice guy This is true, I didn't want to concede defeat in the Tim Tam battle for two consecutive years... You're a brave man, I like the fact that you're giving the backlog games and everyone else in the competition the middle finger by doing this. Well played sir, well played!
  11. Which brand are you using? It might be time for me to invest in some shares of the company if they're listed, or perhaps the retailer that you;re purchasing them from if they're not Welcome back mate! Now that adam has been promoted to Division 1 you'll have a good chance at taking out Division 2, well if you can beat feral and I that is.... Nice, it's always good to see people enjoying RPGs. Best of luck with your backlog this year, hopefully I get to award somebody with the grand prize of 1 whole point! I'd prefer them messaged to me so I can do the big revel thing like I did last year but a few have already posted them. Sorry for the lack of response to this thread over the past little while, I fell quite sick for a week recently (which sucked because I didn't actually have enough sick leave at work to cover the time I took off ) and have spent the last couple of days catching up with stuff around the house. Anyway, I'm going to set some time aside this week to try and get back on top of things here too so please bear with me for the next few days.
  12. Welcome back mate! I'm glad that Mr. PS3 himself is back! Yeah last year you dropped off a bit towards the end but it's always good hearing what you have to say about the games you play, especially because I have most of them sitting here unopened. Good question, I hadn't actually thought about it. I would have to say that unfortunately they can't be changed, so if you're going to pick games that are likely to have their servers closer this year (I'll probably do this myself) then I recommend knocking them over as soon as possible. Welcome to the competition mate! It's always good to have another completionist among the ranks, I was starting to get sick of these VN skipping, double/triple stacking, Lego playing muppets! Welcome back mate! Do you think that you'll be able to get the monkey off your back and actually complete your backlog after coming so close last year? Well if you're committed to being more involved this year then I'm happy to have you, welcome back mate! He's back, the inaugural champion and sensei of shame! Welcome! Looking at the field that's starting to gather, you'll face a bit more competition this year than in the past.
  13. Just out of curiosity, since you got a mention in my last round of replies have you been swatting away the women throwing themselves at you everywhere you go? Or are they waiting to see your name appear in the Hall of Fame first? Ah CJ, always good to have your banter around here! I think there are a few muppets claiming to be serious contenders but they must've been too young to remember the sensei of shame wiping the floor with everybody in the competition... Thanks for the interest mate. We would like to have you in the competition (we definitely need more people for Division 2) but unfortunately you don't meet the minimum post requirement. You still have some time to get a few posts by actively contributing to other threads (although don't spam them with nonsense to get your count up). Welcome to the competition mate! Your updates of current games always makes for interesting reading in simp's competition, not to mention your impressive performance so far as well. Welcome back mate! Although I have a feeling that the Tim Tams will be coming my way at the end of the season (please don't send back the ones I gave you last time)! TheWayne-o vs Feral v3 is almost upon us, I can feel the excitement of all the fans! Welcome back mate! Last season was an impressive demonstration of how to annihilate your fellow competitors in Division 2 but Division 1 is a whole different beast, I still think that you'll do relatively well though. Ugh, those backlog games... One day I'll actually get around to finishing some of them.
  14. Well my next game is Wipeout 2048 so I think you're pretty safe lol. Thanks for the score update mate! I always plan the backlog for every competition with the best intentions and then life, uh...finds a way (to ruin my plans)