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Title: Time
Description: It's of the essence.

Kaishi - August 15, 2005 11:56 PM (GMT)
Obviously, there's no exact designated times, and that's a huge problem. Heck, one person can say it's night time, while someone else says it's morning. Some people say it's Day 2, or 3, while some are saying it's Day 1. It's nothing but madness...we need to designate a proper time. So, I'm going to let you crazy people (don't take it to heart; we're all crazy one way or another) decide via a poll. Don't be afraid to post. An idea, no matter how minor, can do wonders. But that's only if it's heard. A quiet idea is useless, while a spoken idea can be useful, even if it is deemed stupid, or idiotic by most.

Vote, and discuss the designated issue.

Slayer - August 16, 2005 12:00 AM (GMT)
I thought it was kind of like the book (I think the movie has the announcement times different), where there was one at 6 AM, Noon, 6PM, and Midnight.

Kuze - August 16, 2005 12:07 AM (GMT)
I say make it an announcement a day, because in jacob's case 5 kills over 4 days much more resionable than over 24 hours.

Kaishi - August 16, 2005 12:11 AM (GMT)
Or, perhaps it should be that every two announcements is a day?

I'd like to add that the decision shall be officially decided on August 18th, so don't forget to vote.

Slayer - August 16, 2005 12:13 AM (GMT)
That's what I said, basically. But that makles most sense, in my honest opinion.

Kuze - August 16, 2005 12:38 AM (GMT)
actually it doesnt make the most sense slayer, because the amount of kills an announcement is a tad too much for 12 hours, and i always thought an announcement (because well each episode was 24 hours and there was an announcement at the end of the episode.) was the end marker for a day.

Slayer - August 16, 2005 12:47 AM (GMT)
It's a matter of opinion, Kuze, I'll think what I want to think, and you'll do likewise. Until Kaishi decides, that is.

d0ddi0slave - August 16, 2005 01:57 AM (GMT)
For fuck sakes, guys...can you two stop bickering for like not TWO seconds in order to discuss a matter that's actually of some importance? Each of us is going to have our own opinion, and that's why we have discussion about it. Jeez.

Anyways, my vote was for the announcement is a day thing. It just makes sense, you know?

Problem is though, that if you have a ridiculous amount happen between announcements, it might seem like it's more time than a day...*shrug* but still.

Lien - August 16, 2005 02:12 AM (GMT)
Yeah, I agree with Adam.

Sephy - August 16, 2005 11:34 AM (GMT)
I think one announcement per day makes most sense, I think too much happens for the announcements to be 6 hours, think about it, in the book and film there were a lot of kills for the first announcement, but after that there were only 2 or 3 ever announcement, to have someone say, killing someone else at the waterfall, and then getting another kill on the other side of the island, all supposed to have happened in 6 hours @_@

maybe coming up with a rough "time" might be a good idea, just, I dunno say "ok now is "morning" or giving designated zones different times like, at the river its always morning, at the well its always afternoon..i'm rambling now..*shuts up*

JayneBrown - August 16, 2005 02:50 PM (GMT)
To be honest, the time effects don't really matter to me... and if it's working in the reality TV structure that seems to be implied, it's quite difficult to have the time intervals too small if ecological validity is to be upheld (ooh, get me with my fancy terminology).

But maybe in the reports you could state whether or not it is night/day/rainy, etc, and people work with that until the next announcement? Maybe.

guitarjack87 - August 16, 2005 07:41 PM (GMT)
I think it should be an announcement every 6 hours...
As for there being alot of stuff happening in between, thats what would happen in a game such as this...72 hours is a good example.
I sort of have been assuming it was like the movie and the book where it was every 6 hours

Kaishi - August 16, 2005 08:11 PM (GMT)
I'm actually a little surprised at how many of you really want for 1 Announcement to be a day and all that jazz. Sure, too much happens in 6 hours, but then again, to have one Announcement equalling a day is too restricting in itself. I mean, sure, you can always roleplay it in a way that the Announcement happens later for your characters, but, still.

Meh, it's your decision, everyone (unless, of course, you're just going along with that decision just because "everyone likes that"...if you are, you should be smited). Got 3/2 days left, people, don't forget about voting if you haven't.

d0ddi0slave - August 16, 2005 08:15 PM (GMT)
Hm. You know what? I've kind of changed my mind about what I voted for (Option 2)...I'm going to go with the whole 'scrap it for now' option, just because...well...I'm a little confused myself about how it's going to work.

Perhaps sometime we can all get together in an AIM chat and go over this, beat the issue to death with a steel chair or whatnot. *shrug*

Sephy - August 16, 2005 09:01 PM (GMT)
doddio's idea makes sense *nodnod* the problem wiht AIM chats are, just as most of the US people are coming on, us Brits are logging off >_>

Swoosh - August 16, 2005 10:31 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Sephy @ Aug 16 2005, 10:01 PM)
doddio's idea makes sense *nodnod* the problem wiht AIM chats are, just as most of the US people are coming on, us Brits are logging off >_>

Not me, I stay on until about 2am ^_^

And I just figured it was like the film... to be honest it hasn't really affected my characters, because none of them have lived/been on the island longer than one announcement anyway...

Kaishi - August 16, 2005 10:51 PM (GMT)
If it's an AIM Chat that you all want, then that's what you'll get. Just PM me when you guys want me on AIM, and then we'll have the Chat, or whatever. Really, I don't see why we can't just have a long discussion about this issue right in this topic, but, fine. AIM Chat, it is.

d0ddi0slave - August 17, 2005 12:42 AM (GMT)
*shrug* I didn't mean we couldn't discuss it right here, but...*shrug*

Bloody_Fists - August 17, 2005 04:40 PM (GMT)
Well anyway, when i got here i thought it had been about 4-5 days, because of all the kills and everything that had gone on. When i got here there were quite a few kills and it seemed to much for only around a days worth.

LadyMakaze - August 17, 2005 05:11 PM (GMT)
Keep in mind that in the movie Battle Royale, with the live contestant pool being 40, they all managed 12 kills in less than 4 hours 20 minutes, though only 3 were actual killers. Given that the live contestant pool of SOTF is around 20-30, and looking at how the game worked in the movie and novel, an average of 9 kills per day is pretty low number.

But that's just comparing it to Battle Royale and SOTF, but really, a whole lot can happen in a timespan of 24 hours. Personally, I voted for the 'one announcement per day' choice, just so that the game doesn't seem so 'rushed'.

Though I would have to admit...assuming that we're going with the one announcement per day thing, the game might end up having to last WEEKS, what with the live contestant pool being so large. Four days have passed already. ;) So much for beating the record

MismatchedEyes - August 17, 2005 05:27 PM (GMT)
Heh cep for me..Im an Oddball :D

Sephy - August 17, 2005 08:53 PM (GMT)
they all managed 12 kills in less than 4 hours 20 minutes, though only 3 were actual killers.

Well, really, in the BR movie, 2 were eliminated pre-game, 2 were eliminated jsut outside, you had the whole of Numai's gang together in one place (5 people), plus after the first night, only 4 or 5 people were being killed every 6 hours, the only time a high numbr of people were killed again was after the lighthouse massacre, in our BR people are spread out more, so it would take longer to kill a lot of people, unless someone with a good weapon stumbled upon a poorly-armed group.

guitarjack87 - October 17, 2005 07:35 AM (GMT)
so what is the final solution?

Kaishi - October 19, 2005 07:35 PM (GMT)
Considering the results of the poll...

Each Announcement is a day. This may mess up things for some of you, but that's what the majority wants. :P

d0ddi0slave - October 19, 2005 07:36 PM (GMT)
Eh, it'll work. Now at least we have a solid time schedule...

Slayer - October 19, 2005 10:39 PM (GMT)
Alright. Now that we know each day begins with an announcement, how do we determine the morning/noon/night schedule?

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