Vote for the forum's Game of the 2010s Decade!



  • Speaking as someone who truly believes Dishonored 2 belongs and is the one game I wanted but was ineligible, I don't believe it's an honest mistake regarding intent as two which Dishonored to place, but the honest mistake lies in not properly reading the fifth line of the OP.

    But just as important (and kind of risky to reveal), is WHERE on these two lists Dishonored 2 is placed. If either or both of the voters have Dishonored 2 within their Honorable Mentions, then invalidating just that one entry is the best course, because HMs within themselves are not necessarily ranked. Rather, they are a pool of nominees because each HM receives the same amount of points, and those that receive the most nods rise up because of sheer number of people who believe it in enough to give it a shoutout.

    However, the higher up the list it goes, the more problematic I see it being. If one or both of these lists have it as their #1 overall game, that's a massive point disparity in a list where, if the last couple have taught us anything, entry to a list comes down to a single point or heartbreaking tiebreakers. So by moving a game in second place to give it a new number one, that's an additional five points, basically the whole value of an HM. But the real issue is by moving everything up, it means one of the HMs has to be arbitrarily selected to receive two additional points. Small disparity on the surface sure, but could have an impact at the cutoff line.

    On the other hand, by simply (for lack of a better term) 'blanking' out an entry means a slot becomes open, and as a result if another game doesn't get filled in, it or another eligible game would lose out on an opportunity to not just be nominated, but make the field entirely.

    At the end of it all, this is Axel's decision. As much discussion as this has generated the past few days, the point is entirely moot on the grounds of: Unless the difference is at a critical spot (say, 50th) and really is being decided by a minuscule amount, it shouldn't wholly impact the entire list. I'm still excited to see how everything shakes out once votes close and the countdown begins.



  • Without reading every post above, could we just replace one of the two Divinity Original Sin games, and swap it with Dishonored 2? I know it's different years but it might be a fair swap. We'd still be counting Divinity Original Sin and we'd lose the extra version of it making space for one more game.



  • I want to change all my submissions to Hollow Knight.



  • @brannox said in Vote for the forum's Game of the 2010s Decade!:

    Speaking as someone who truly believes Dishonored 2 belongs and is the one game I wanted but was ineligible, I don't believe it's an honest mistake regarding intent as two which Dishonored to place, but the honest mistake lies in not properly reading the fifth line of the OP.

    But just as important (and kind of risky to reveal), is WHERE on these two lists Dishonored 2 is placed. If either or both of the voters have Dishonored 2 within their Honorable Mentions, then invalidating just that one entry is the best course, because HMs within themselves are not necessarily ranked. Rather, they are a pool of nominees because each HM receives the same amount of points, and those that receive the most nods rise up because of sheer number of people who believe it in enough to give it a shoutout.

    Yeah, in this specific case (if, of course, the submitters don't respond), I see two options. If D2 is ranked low on the list, just blank it and submit the rest. If it's ranked high, reject the whole list.



  • @Axel can you maybe run a straw poll or something?


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    I havent forgotten, just havent finished my list yet... it SO SO hard!



  • @axel said in Vote for the forum's Game of the 2010s Decade!:

    The issue is, both of them seem to have signed up to the forums, sent their vote, and never logged in again, so I have no way to contact them or remind them. I'm just hoping they'll log back in eventually, if only to check the results.

    My guess is they heard about it from the community Showcase, signed up for the forum just to vote, and then didn't plan on logging in again. With the showcase coming up again, would it be a good idea to throw a message out there again, remind people to vote, and just mention that some previous ones have games not qualifying? That is unless voting needs to be done by then to be up for the showcase. I don't recall when the voting deadline is.



  • One of them placed it 4th, the other 15th, so we've got quite a spread :)

    To me, it makes sense to bump everything up, because it's essentially asking what the ranking would be if that game didn't exist. Obviously all the games under it would stay in the same order, just one spot higher.

    So the only tricky part is which HM to bump up. Either I arbitrarily pick the first one listed, or I just don't bump any, which means those two lists won't have a game in #15. It does break the rule since you're supposed to have a Top 15, so it's tricky to make an exception here: I don't want someone else to send me a Top 14 tomorrow and say it should count because of this...

    The votes will still stay open for a while, I don't have an end date in mind but there's no rush, at least one more week, so hopefully they will come back and the situation will solve itself!



  • @axel If we were to do a poll I would say to leave it how it is and give the non-eligible game a 0



  • When i made lists and something like that happend i usually just blanked the position and kept the rest without bumping up. That way only the points for the ineligible game are lost and the rest stays the same.



  • I haven't received any new votes for quite a while now, so I'll send a reminder to the people who usually vote, and encourage you to cast your votes soon. I'll probably close the voting period this Sunday, unless someone has an objection.

    @Ringedwithtile @Faaip @A7X458 @Danjin44 @Hidz @tokeeffe9 @El-Shmiablo @DMCMaster @DeimosClay @SunPraiser @Alex840 @Kristen-Rogers @binarymelon @Mbun @Minamik @parasitepaladin @jipostus @Bigdude1 @TheMarcV @kevboard @FerrisK96 @Ikataishou @Inustar @DemonSwordsman @BullToad @Ksomic-Wolf @Gurrzilla @Terence369 @sonmi @Asbestos @Scotty @Zindenga @Mew2King @Atbir-Aimad @JDINCINERATOR @GageBlackW23 @Kaminski @Sheria @paulmci27 @Zanarkand ... and anyone else who wants to participate, please vote this week! :)


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    Im working on my list still, should have it by Friday night at the latest!



  • A bit off-topic, but I'm picturing Fall Guys getting a good bunch of HMs for the 2020 GOTY vote in five months or so.

    And cool that this huge project is finally moving to its next stage! People, you can still vote! Please do.



  • A lot of people still haven't voted, please please try to get your list in soon! I'm moving the deadline to next week to give you one last chance.

    I will end the votes on Sunday 16th.



  • Come on people, this has been open for a month now. What gives?



  • @sentinel-beach It's not like it's a 1 year list. It's a list spanning 10 years.



  • I've been up to my eyes with work. Hopefully I'll send mine midweek.



  • Completed my list and sent last night. Man that was tough.



  • @iboshow I think, if someone can't make their mind in a month, then extra week will not give them confidence to make their choice. I expect that we will not receive many new votes next week.



  • Sent my votes in thanks to the reminders.

    I'm not too enthusiastic in seeing the results in this one though as it's going to be a host of the the same people voting, therefore it'll just be a list comprising of a mixture of the top 3 from each year.