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Post Post #1125  (ISO)  » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:48 pm

So cool that this was a thing, it sounds like it was a ton of fun!

(Also can I get a break down of who voted for who in Final Tribal??)

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Post Post #1126  (ISO)  » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:52 pm

Jk I've been directed where I can find this information ignore me

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Post Post #1127  (ISO)  » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:50 pm

In post 1123, Thestatusquo wrote:dab.

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Post Post #1128  (ISO)  » Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:31 am

In post 1123, Thestatusquo wrote:dab.
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Post Post #1129  (ISO)  » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:20 am

Finally home. Kilby and Jason still have like 3 hours to go.

This was an amazing time, and so glad to meet or resee everyone again. I love you all.
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Post Post #1130  (ISO)  » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:58 am

A huge thank you to Will, Brock, Ryan, Jason, and Cody for the amazing job you did on hosting and production. You put in so much effort and suffered through so much stress, but the result was fantastic. I was constantly impressed by every challenge, and I had way more fun than I expected. I'm really excited to see the episodes!

I wish I'd realized how much my strength as a player was looking cute and pathetic and useless. When I tried being more gamebotty, people stopped responding as well. Next meet, I vow to do absolutely nothing the whole time but have emotional breakdowns!

This was a great cast, and I hope to see you all again.

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Post Post #1131  (ISO)  » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:02 am

In post 1130, Mina wrote:A huge thank you to Will, Brock, Ryan, Jason, and Cody for the amazing job you did on hosting and production. You put in so much effort and suffered through so much stress, but the result was fantastic.

One of these people put in significantly less effort than the others. :P
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Post Post #1132  (ISO)  » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:05 am

Also, emotional breakdowns as strategy are underrated.
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Post Post #1133  (ISO)  » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:08 am

I don't know which one that's directed at, or if I flubbed someone's name.

(Also, when I saw the most recent post was from you, I was 100% expecting it to say, "IF ONLY YOU'D EATEN A SARDINE MORE QUICKLY," so you disappointed me.)

I think I just stopped having emotions on the third day, because we'd passed all the "feel shitty if you get booted here" rounds by then.

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Post Post #1134  (ISO)  » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:49 am

If only you'd eaten the sardines more quickly to beat someone literally 2x your size in an eating challenge

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Post Post #1135  (ISO)  » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:53 am

Question: what were people's favorite challenges?
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Post Post #1136  (ISO)  » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:58 am

Seriously, tho, I want to know this too, so that when we finally have enough energy, time, money, and have forgotten how difficult it was, we can plan for round 3
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Post Post #1137  (ISO)  » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:09 pm

So far the ones I've heard the most positive feedback about are:
- Nutstacker
- Final Immunity
- Grappling Hooks

I think the feedback is that Idol Hands and Gross Eating could've been good but went by too quickly or weren't fair.

The worst reactions have been to jigsaw and charades
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Post Post #1138  (ISO)  » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:15 pm

In post 1135, zoraster wrote:Question: what were people's favorite challenges?

Least favorite:
Puzzle.
Its not that the challenge itself is bad, per se, but rather that the puzzle was so large that it took too long to get through, and the fact that it was a group of 8 trying to get at it all at once around a small table made it play out significantly worse than it could have. I think this is a good challenge but with a smaller puzzle and maybe later on would make it work better.

Eating.
I understand that this is survivor and that this is a thing that sometimes happens on survivor, but at the same time, this is not real survivor. We're not actually stranded in the woods. We're not actually competing for millions of dollars. We're a bunch of nerds who are trying to have some fun and play some games. Making a challenge that explicitly can't be completed by a vegetarian is really shitty. Even more shitty is that it was the challenge where I needed to win immunity or face going home. You put me between my morals and the game we were playing, which I didn't appreciate. Maybe if this were real survivor it would have led to drama and an interesting (maybe possibly different) decision, but as it was, it was not. If you want to do food challenges, you are also able to construct them without meat. Garlic, durian, whole onion, whole hot pepper. Whatever. I was legitimately very upset about this and I really strongly suggest you don't do it again.

Most Favorite:
idol hands
Challenge was great. I had a lot of fun.

Poker Chip Stacking
I may be biased because I won this but this was a very good version of "who wants it more." We were able to all get up to ten chips very easily and then from there it became a question of actual endurance. It became progressively more uncomfortable as the time passed. Really nailed what it was going for imo. I'm not a huge fan of the next challenge, maybe 5 minutes after, also be an endurance challenge, but that was not an issue with either challenge in themselves, just the scheduling of them, and the fact that I was at a disadvantage in the second because I was not yet recovered from the first.

Overall I'd like to see more physical challenges. I know thats hard because you don't want to risk injury, but I felt like there could have been a little bit more of physical with a mental component, ala the classic combination lock challenge.
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Post Post #1139  (ISO)  » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:19 pm

The other thing that was bad about the puzzle from my understanding is that it was pretty difficult to film.
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Post Post #1140  (ISO)  » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:07 pm

Hot Take: I liked the puzzle & the tying knots beforehand, I think it just shoulda been a smaller puzzle.

I think Counting was a good concept I'd like to see again, it just should've been harder.
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Post Post #1141  (ISO)  » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:08 pm

I would change the puzzle by splitting up the team more next time, it would be easier to complete and film.

Pedit I agree with xalxe
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Post Post #1142  (ISO)  » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:10 pm

Yeah counting having 3 of the same number in the combo got rid of a lot of the things that make it hard.
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Post Post #1143  (ISO)  » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:21 pm

Puzzle just needed to be less pieces, yea.

Best challenge was that stacking one, imo. You had to stack 5 metal things using just a stick? It was so stress
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Post Post #1144  (ISO)  » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:25 pm

10 metal things! But yeah, that one was the most Survivor-like in its anxiety
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Post Post #1145  (ISO)  » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:29 pm

TBH I didn't like the counting challenge because it felt incomplete. It should have had some sort of puzzle at the end of it, where the combination unlocked the puzzle pieces

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Post Post #1146  (ISO)  » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:29 pm

I mean it's literally the same challenge they've done in the show
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Post Post #1147  (ISO)  » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:29 pm

In post 1145, BROseidon wrote:It should have had some sort of puzzle at the end of it


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Post Post #1148  (ISO)  » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:30 pm

Tribal puzzle challenge also could have been better with having designated tiers, untiers, and puzzle-doers (plus a smaller puzzle). As it was designed, Xalxe and I were able to have a stupidly large impact by being good at all parts of the challenge.

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Post Post #1149  (ISO)  » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:31 pm

Yeah, that would've helped too.
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