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author=Fallen-Griever
Should be an article.
ehhhh...stats are so fleeting. Virtually none of this data will be relevant in a few months time, let alone a year. And then it'd just be gumming up the article repo.

Besides, I eventually want to integrate this data collection into the site somewhere.
author=kentona
ehhhh...stats are so fleeting. Virtually none of this data will be relevant in a few months time, let alone a year. And then it'd just be gumming up the article repo.


???
highlights man!

EDIT:
games are more important than stats. though I debated having this just as a forum thread, too, but decided to make it an article to increase its visibility. And at the end of the year, when Misaos come along, people will refer to these lists.
Btw, what's happening with the Misaos?
Only about 10 pics off of the Top Ten Pictures! Better get crackin so I can upload more! (Quality pics of course; not wasteless efforts to make it onto the stats)
kitten2021
Returning from RMVX Death
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Aaaw... I'm ranked 690. I REALLY need to work on that... DX
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author=calunio
Btw, what's happening with the Misaos?
not sure yet!
give them all to me. i deserve them.
LEECH
who am i and how did i get in here
2599
author=geodude
give them all to me. i deserve them.


Damn straight you do.
Yeah last misaos were a disaster I'm going to admit... The more I think about it there's not really much you can do to solve the problem. Unless maybe RMN gets a population that can outnumber a typical XP game fanbase.
Replaced with what? The general sentiment is that good games should be recognized, but choices made by popular vote isn't good enough, and choices made by a committee aren't good enough.

What's left?
Choices made by popular vote with more votes. That's the best solution I can think of. I don't think the Misaos should be taken away.
Replace them with a set of ridiculous and weirdly specific awards for things like Best Use Of Horse.WAV and Game Most Reminiscient Of 90s Music Videos and Best Item Names and Most Imaginative Use Of Mummies & Ghouls and Best Transgender Villain and Most Inappropriate Use Of That Weird RTP Pentagram and then award them all completely arbitrarily to everyone who released a game that year. It would basically be the regular misaos except slightly more tolerable and self aware. The winners would all be awarded the coveted members.tripod.net/Goku_420/index.html "Killer App" award for outstanding videogame achievements.
If we could be serious for a minute again...

I don't think another voting system could avoid sad results like the one from 2010. But what can be done is to forbid people with 0 posts/submissions/etc. to take part in the voting so that nobody can a) register fake accounts (even months before) to vote for his own game and b) bring all his friends from school to vote for him.
This will make the amount of voters smaller of course, but remember that the voting from 2009 was quite okay although it had less voters than 2010.
Suggested structure of new game awards:

- Best Use Of Church3.MID

- Most Kobolds Per Frame

- "Misao Jenny" award for best female love interest

- Largest Maps Award

- Most Powerful Ghost

- Powerful Hexen

- ...Hexen Misdeed

- Frogs Award

- Hawks Award

- Most Shades (colours)

- Most Shades (spooks)

- Dwarven Fierce

- Most Shades (sunglasses)

- Hammerous..

- Dread To Remain!

- DOn't Hurt Me

- Hexen Mass

- Release. .. . .

- Most Falcons

- 'Grey' Trophy

- The Hun's Pick

- 'Gem' Trophy

I'm not even being catty here all of these would be much cooler and more exciting than Best CBS Screenies or whatever the heck.
- character with biggest breasts
Jesting aside. Catmitts is actually on to something: more specific and personal categories tailored to this community is a step in the right direction. The current categories are so by the book and really could apply to ANY game "lol atmosphere? genesis/vacantsky had that! better vote it for best atmosphere!" Back when dinosaurs roamed the earth the misao categories seemed more practical. We aren't exactly 'indie awards' material here...
LEECH
who am i and how did i get in here
2599
- Most Kobolds Per Frame
THIS ONE IS MINE. MIIINNNEEE!
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