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I’m of a bit of a divided mind here. I adored the old show, but over the years I’ve been confronted with the realities of chasing nostalgia(don’t read that as cynically as it probably sounds).
I’m such an EZA Fam at this point that they have earned my trust. I want them to be entertaining, but I also want them to be happy — I’m at a place in my life that I can have faith in the Allies to find the happy medium there.
How many times have we been delighted by something we didn’t know we wanted? That’s what EZA is to me, a source of amazing current displays of entertainment combined with the potential to show me the next thing I won’t know that I love until I see it.
Sorry to bump this, but after finally watching Hall of Greats #5 the topic of theming the picks is still one I'd love to discuss; as once again it feels a lot like there isn't a level playing field. Don't get me wrong, I don't disagree that the picks deserve to be chosen as greats, but it feels a lot like the others, some of which are very arguably greats as well, didn't really stand a chance, and this has been the case in every episode.
Don for example has some great picks, and he always presents and argues for them so passionately, but they're also often of a genre removed from most of the other choices, and tend to be things that were overlooked for various reasons, so it often feels like they don't get the consideration they deserve when other titles are ones that most of the allies have played and enjoyed. Now, obviously it'd be difficult to judge the games solely on the quality of presentation, but when presenting a title that few have played, it seems a shame for them to be dismissed on that basis.
Of course, doing themed episodes won't solve the problem completely; Hall of Greats is always going to be polarising and subjective, and there's no way to run a perfect contest of this type. But I think it would go some way to solving some of the problems where a genre of games has a particular advantage over other picks, it might also force some of the allies out of their comfort zones and to try some titles in a genre they're less familiar with before making a pick, which I think could make for some very interesting choices.
Plus, I would just love with every fibre of my being to see how Huber would cope with being only allowed to make one choice in a horror/survival horror themed hall of greats, and what the other allies would choose, especially now that two of the obvious picks have already been taken care of.
I also wonder whether it'd be worth tweaking how the votes are assigned; so currently the allies get 6 chips, and can make a vote of 3, a vote of 2 and a vote of 1, but what if each choice had to be of a certain type? e.g- each ally must pick one for best presented, one for personal favourite, and one as a wildcard, and can decide how many chips to award for each. So for example, if one is very well presented, but unknown to an ally, they could award 3 chips for best presentation, and then 2 to their personal favourite game, and 1 however they like (e.g- to save a title from the freezer).
Sorry if I sound too critical; I do love hall of greats, love seeing the picks, and love seeing each presentation, but I just wanted to discuss some ideas of how it could be refined even further. Love and respect!
Mod Note - This is just for reference, I'd normally go to DMs instead of posting in a topic but I feel like I should address this here.
@Yoshi As usual, you're not helping your cause. No, responding to a mod or anyone is not a bannable offense but derailing topics (like you're doing now) and antagonizing people on a consistent basis will. Don't derail a topic like this again, DM the person in question.
In this case, I already know that you had a conversation with Lotias and everything was explained to you so bringing it up again and doing so in public, really doesn't help your case.
Closing this topic as the purpose of it has been answered.
I don't think there's any real discussion to be had here. The poster has let EZA know what they think and people have come back with their own opinions. I'm sure the appropriate people have seen the feedback.
@ib0show unfortunately I have done so and they tell me that the payment gets rejected because the site presents wrong/incomplete info. I try to re-enter the card info but nothing changes. What frustrates me the most is the fact that the card worked fine in the first months of EZA but after then Patreon payment has been nothing but trouble.
They could – every once in a while – do what Dan Harmon does in Harmon Quest. In that show he has a new guest every episode, which I wouldn't like as much; but it might be cool to just have a guest person come in and be – as OP stated – a hard boss or something. Ben could give a few pointers as to the character's motivations, and they could then take it from there.