E3 2017 Bets Showdown



  • @jifw52 Your first two points are pretty similar and purely a personal thing which is fair.

    Your third point is a bit much though. You mention you were trying your best to avoid spoilers but you went on a social network platform. There is no such thing as an appropriate time to reply to a tweet. You just have to be wary of that kind of thing in general. It also has nothing to do with the betting special itself.



  • @jifw52 The Betting Special is supposed to be fun and silly, I mean how can you predict stuff like this? The video game conferences are purely unpredictable (besides the normal rule of double jumps). I don't see a valid point in criticizing someones bets when this things are basically random.
    Also the characters are basically new, they haven't even been a year old and almost got destroyed in this betting special if ColdBlooded had won, so I don't believe its fair and valid to be SOO worried that they will be kept for longer than what people enjoy them (which people enjoy them very much, I laughed out loud multiple times XD)
    There is a clear inspiration on wrestling since there IS a literal wrestling belt involved. I dont watch or enjoy wrestling but their inspiration for this in my opinion works really well. We expect to see new characters rise and try to take down the OPPRESIVE RULE OF ULTIMABRAD's NEW ERA!!!



  • @jifw52 Ooooh, spicy! I really appreciate your honesty and acknowledging that your comments may be too negative. That is very considerate, and all opinions are welcome in my book.

    1. It might get mediocre, but EZA is so creative and I'm sure they will construct something we all enjoy. I really enjoyed this betting special. I will always go for a Bosman v. Huber betting special, but its refreshing to see new persona characters jump in too. I think if the current and yet to be punished bets (that you can find in the other bets thread) will result in some great entertainment from the real allies personalities.
    2. The higher stakes the better, and conflicting narratives shouldn't be an issue. I say, let the creative liberty be as large as possible to allow for bigger and bolder choices. They are improvisors, they will take whats given to them and make it work. Have faith in your allies, they wont let you down.
    3. Its the internet, if she didn't spoil it, someone else would. Its also Twitter... Bosman avoided it completely because of Pokemon SuMo spoilers. Thats why I love this forum so much because we have spoiler tags and most of us use it.

    I'm not trying to attack you here in any way what so ever, just stating my opinions in relation to yours. Your grievances are still valid, I just dont think its as bad as you might think.
    Love&Respect



  • When I wrote that message, I was a bit heated. When I went on Twitter this morning (it was the first thing I did after I wake up), I had no idea that the bets special results were uploaded. But you're right, it's my fault for not doing a media blackout during betting results week.

    (can someone show me how to use the spoiler tags, please? I know that most of forum users use it; I've been here awhile. I just forgot how to use them)
    I remember people on the forums saying that they were refusing to post their calculated betting special results to avoid spoilers, and I wanted to watch the betting special without much spoilers.

    I think that part of the reason why I was heated is because the Ultima Brad character brings out these kind of irrational feelings. Brad plays the villain archetype very well, but I just don't like the character (I mentioned the reasons in my previous post).

    I apologize for lashing out my anger. Not all of my criticism was constructive, and I feel bad for doing that. I am doing better now, and I will do my dang best to not express my anger this much in the future. Thank you all for your responses to my comment. The betting specials are still awesome, I was just initially disappointed this morning. Love & Respect



  • I think this was probably my favorite betting special yet as far as entertainment value goes, but I gotta say, and I've seen this brought up in a few other places, the competitors needed more direct involvement with the degenerate quartet. The highest weighted bets outside the final bets were basically nothing more than "how much faith do you have in this Ally," and not directly betting on E3 itself.

    In the past, the team bets were weighted the lowest and there was involvement in selecting their questions. I understand that playing it safe with low bets would have been a viable strategy that neither Brad nor Blood went for, but even at one point, it'd be effectively worth 2, which is as much as the opening numerical bets. And the bottom line is still that we're not here to see bets on whether easy envelopes get randomly drawn or not, we're here to see bets on E3 conferences.

    Aside from that, some good changes overall, and the questions themselves were almost all on point.



  • @jifw52 Just go to a new paragraph and have the following before your text ' >! '



  • @jifw52 Hahaha :P No problem man, it happens. That's how you know that a character is a good heel :P. He is actually really good at it, it almost comes TOO natural XD. I always laugh when he comes in and Kyle and Huber lower their heads a bit like when a classic TV super bully arrives at the school yard. We are all nerds, losers and geeks to Ultima Brad.



  • @jifw52 There is also a "crossed out eye" icon in the text editor with all the bold and italic icons that will give you the spoiler setting. It took me a while to figure out its limitations. just post with it and edit the post to see how it works.



  • There is something that I'm wondering. There's a whole kerfuffle going on about the Imagine Dragons bet from Benzilla. I believe that the bet should still stand (as it was in the results show), but I was wondering: did all of the Degenerate Quartet know that these bets were only for the press conferences? That wasn't made clear to the audience. When Benzilla made that bet, he might have thought that Imagine Dragons could've been played sometime during the entire day at an E3 event, not just the press conferences.



  • @thisnameislame I agree, in terms of "game balance" those bets were way too valuable. Just one was enough to make the difference between winning and losing. They pretty much change the system for every betting special so I'm guessing we won't see this type of scoring again.



  • Evil wins again. Another Dark Souls stream...

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  • Well I really enjoyed the Betting special. It was fun and Kyle and Huber did a great job hosting, and Ultima really knows how to be the classic villain ☺
    That being said I'm sad Cold-blooded lost, purely cause I don't care to watch a Dark Souls stream and I thought his stakes were far more creative and interesting. I really hope to see more creative stakes in the future since I think they fall back on streams as punishments too much.



  • @Inustar Agree... and a what? A 50 something hour game?? That will be like 20 streams at least -_- insane



  • I'm only upset about the Dark Souls stream. What a dumb bet. I expected better from Ultima. He also has to play the dlc. Boo.
    Edit: i like the lore and the betting special.



  • I have to agree with the notions above: the stakes are simply not interesting at all now after this win. Which is a bummer, as the show itself was entertaining and all (as usual). Now I'm just not anxious to see what happens to the loser, which has usually been the case in the following days and/or weeks. Might check out Blood's outfit but that's it.