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Re: Bolsters™ The Roulette, v2 ★ R8 Results, Conclusion Imminent ★
« Reply #1330 on: May 04, 2016, 05:01:52 AM »
Yeah, expected that. Well, not exactly that, but expected that I won't win this one. Technically, I stole Chad's pearl too. :lol

So, congrats Brent I guess.

Edit: and I think Chad got ahead of me too, by exactly one point. Fucker. :lol
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Re: Bolsters™ The Roulette, v2 ★ R8 Results, Conclusion Imminent ★
« Reply #1331 on: May 04, 2016, 05:04:44 AM »
Technically, I stole Chad's pearl too. :lol
I guess, but if so seneca then stole it from you. :laugh:

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Re: Bolsters™ The Roulette, v2 ★ R8 Results, Conclusion Imminent ★
« Reply #1332 on: May 04, 2016, 05:06:32 AM »
I might have had a shot in this if Nelson got two pinks in Round 6 and 8 and I got two silvers. Well, that's that.
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« Reply #1333 on: May 04, 2016, 05:08:58 AM »
Oh, and I forgot you think that proper epics shouldn't end with fadeouts. I was doomed as soon as I sent this one. :lol
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« Reply #1334 on: May 04, 2016, 05:10:32 AM »
I fucked it up again :P
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Re: Bolsters™ The Roulette, v2 ★ R8 Results, Conclusion Imminent ★
« Reply #1335 on: May 04, 2016, 05:17:43 AM »
Pretty clear that Brent has this in the bag.  Congrats dude.  'twas a well earned victory.

It shall be close for 2nd though... really not sure.

(2 x gold) + (2 x pearl) vs Diamond + (2 x silver)
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Re: Bolsters™ The Roulette, v2 ★ R8 Results, Conclusion Imminent ★
« Reply #1336 on: May 04, 2016, 05:18:19 AM »
Oh, and I forgot you think that proper epics shouldn't end with fadeouts. I was doomed as soon as I sent this one. :lol
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« Reply #1337 on: May 04, 2016, 05:20:15 AM »
Pretty clear that Brent has this in the bag.  Congrats dude.  'twas a well earned victory.

It shall be close for 2nd though... really not sure.

(2 x gold) + (2 x pearl) vs Diamond + (2 x silver)

You also have a better set of bonus stars because garnet vs ruby.
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Re: Bolsters™ The Roulette, v2 ★ R8 Results, Conclusion Imminent ★
« Reply #1338 on: May 04, 2016, 05:24:43 AM »
Oh, and I forgot you think that proper epics shouldn't end with fadeouts. I was doomed as soon as I sent this one. :lol

:hifive:... my one song that didn't earn any star!

I just went back and looked at all my rankings
First - once
Second - thrice
Third - once
Fifth - once
Seventh - twice
Eighth - twice

Not a lot of middle ground for my scores (other than that fifth).  Either really good, or pretty bad.
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Re: Bolsters™ The Roulette, v2 ★ R8 Results, Conclusion Imminent ★
« Reply #1339 on: May 04, 2016, 05:25:14 AM »
Alright, you can have the bonus stars.


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Re: Bolsters™ The Roulette, v2 ★ R8 Results, Conclusion Imminent ★
« Reply #1340 on: May 04, 2016, 05:26:29 AM »
Holy shit. I know this silver star basically means naught (nuggetz) for me at this point, but you can't imagine how happy I am to get a good score for this band, been loving them so much. The first three songs (I Hold Dominion being the first one) of the album are the most accessible stuff if you ask me, but the entire album is great. Not a big fan of the first album yet but II is also pretty great.

And the final standings.. I have absolutely no idea, I'll surely be near the bottom but I'm not sure if I'm deadlast yet. It's possible.
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Re: Bolsters™ The Roulette, v2 ★ R8 Results, Conclusion Imminent ★
« Reply #1341 on: May 04, 2016, 05:27:45 AM »
Ah, so it's 6-6-5, not 6-5-4. Which means Chad has one point advantage in this department, not two. Pearl is definitely 3 points then. That means Chad and me are possibly tied for the second place.
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Re: Bolsters™ The Roulette, v2 ★ R8 Results, Conclusion Imminent ★
« Reply #1342 on: May 04, 2016, 05:28:51 AM »
Since I'm the only one who got nothing higher than silver I think I lost
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Re: Bolsters™ The Roulette, v2 ★ R8 Results, Conclusion Imminent ★
« Reply #1343 on: May 04, 2016, 05:30:40 AM »
Fox = drip-feeding dumb people with rage-porn. CNN = drip-feeding smug assholes with moral reassurance.
I'll do my best, but this? The guy's getting Llamathrust.
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Re: Bolsters™ The Roulette, v2 ★ R8 Results, Conclusion Imminent ★
« Reply #1344 on: May 04, 2016, 05:32:21 AM »
I just went back and looked at all my rankings
First - once
Second - thrice
Third - once
Fifth - once
Seventh - twice
Eighth - twice

Not a lot of middle ground for my scores (other than that fifth).  Either really good, or pretty bad.
Mine's a little more extreme :lol I've been 8th, 9th or 10th 4 times. And the others were 2nd, 3rd, 3rd and 6th.

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Re: Bolsters™ The Roulette, v2 ★ R8 Results, Conclusion Imminent ★
« Reply #1345 on: May 04, 2016, 05:35:09 AM »
I've been 6th, 4th, 1st, 1st, 4th, 5th, 8th and 5th. Not too bad save for that 8th place in Round 7.

All I care about now is if Chad kicked my ass or vice versa.
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Re: Bolsters™ The Roulette, v2 ★ R8 Results, Conclusion Imminent ★
« Reply #1346 on: May 04, 2016, 05:41:39 AM »
And the final standings.. I have absolutely no idea, I'll surely be near the bottom but I'm not sure if I'm deadlast yet. It's possible.
You might be last, you might not be. But wherever you are, you're actually tied with someone else.

Ah, so it's 6-6-5, not 6-5-4. Which means Chad has one point advantage in this department, not two. Pearl is definitely 3 points then. That means Chad and me are possibly tied for the second place.
When I came up with the idea I made a bunch of tables with different ways to degrade the scores. But I found that the tables where the score dropped at every increment resulted in the difference between a star that few had collected and one that lots of people had was too great. I didn't know how well everyone would distribute themselves among the rankings, for all I knew people wouldn't give a shit and would just send for whichever categories they though they had the best songs for, resulting in some stars being far more popular. I didn't like the idea of stars that were too valuable and stars that were worthless, so I went for this table, where it has a steep rolloff at the beginning and then only changes in value every second row.

Also, pearl is worth 4 points.

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Re: Bolsters™ The Roulette, v2 ★ R8 Results, Conclusion Imminent ★
« Reply #1347 on: May 04, 2016, 05:46:42 AM »
What? Either you fucked up the numbers then, or I did. All bonus stars add up to 187 then. No way it's 28% from the whole amount if 88 is 15%. You see, if 88 is 15%, 176 is 30%, and we have 187.

I have no idea anymore.
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Re: Bolsters™ The Roulette, v2 ★ R8 Results, Conclusion Imminent ★
« Reply #1348 on: May 04, 2016, 05:52:19 AM »
Maybe I just lied?

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Re: Bolsters™ The Roulette, v2 ★ R8 Results, Conclusion Imminent ★
« Reply #1349 on: May 04, 2016, 05:52:58 AM »
Whatever happens Ruslan there is no contest for best roulette analyst/special comments man  ;D
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Re: Bolsters™ The Roulette, v2 ★ R8 Results, Conclusion Imminent ★
« Reply #1351 on: May 04, 2016, 05:55:26 AM »
Maybe I just lied?

Eh, whatever then.
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Re: Bolsters™ The Roulette, v2 ★ R8 Results, Conclusion Imminent ★
« Reply #1352 on: May 04, 2016, 05:56:51 AM »
Whatever happens Ruslan there is no contest for best roulette analyst/special comments man  ;D organizer who enjoys toying and fucking with everyone.

FTFY
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Re: Bolsters™ The Roulette, v2 ★ R8 Results, Conclusion Imminent ★
« Reply #1353 on: May 04, 2016, 05:57:35 AM »
Whatever happens Ruslan there is no contest for best roulette analyst/special comments man  ;D organizer who enjoys toying and fucking with everyone.

FTFY

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Re: Bolsters™ The Roulette, v2 ★ R8 Results, Conclusion Imminent ★
« Reply #1354 on: May 04, 2016, 06:15:04 AM »
So every pretty much knows who won, so let's make it official:












I wasn't sure if you'd prefer the formal or informal, so I made both, even though these images are worthless. Congratulations Brent, you've won!




You definitely deserved this win. You were without doubt one of the most consistent players - one of only two people to get a second diamond star, one of only two people to be awarded a non-bonus star in every round, and while you didn't get a single gold star you did manage to get four silver, more than anyone else. You seemed to have dialed into my tastes a lot more easily than anyone else did, as you were the only person who didn't really falter at any point. Whether it was straight up hard rock, a surprising djent entry, or something with a bit of atmosphere, you managed to impress in every round. Infact, the song I liked the least from you was one that I got in the qualifiers, so you made all the right choices it seems.



Alright, for everyone else...here's the big reveal. First up is what you've all been waiting for the mostthe least probably: all of the star values laid out.


Next up is the table I used to keep track of everything. This shows how many points everyone had, and has everyone ranked. Click to see it in its original size, as the forum resizes it.


Finally if anyone cares, a fancy pie chart showing point distribution of all the stars. Again just click to see it in its original size, if you care.








THE END
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« Reply #1355 on: May 04, 2016, 06:18:34 AM »
Yeah, 4 points for pearl fucked me up. If it was three, we would've been both at the second place.

Don't worry Chad, I'll get back at you at Kade's.
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« Reply #1356 on: May 04, 2016, 06:22:18 AM »
Wow, that looks confusing.  :lol
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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Re: Bolsters™ The Roulette, v2 ★ THE CONCLUSION ★
« Reply #1357 on: May 04, 2016, 06:24:45 AM »
Damn, not getting that third bonus really cost me :lol I don't care about the standings though, fun roulette! I really liked the format, expecting more stars on the third installation of this though.

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« Reply #1358 on: May 04, 2016, 06:28:23 AM »
Nice, not last despite my underwhelming performance in the second half of this.

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« Reply #1359 on: May 04, 2016, 06:31:57 AM »
Thanks David - it was a fun ride.

I see a Bolsters roulette as almost the ultimate challenge

............and I was never confident at any stage :lol   Just plugged away and consistency won the day I suppose.   

Now watch me stuff up the other couple where I do have some sort of confidence in what I have to send :lol  Then again I might win em all and retire unified , undisputed champ :neverusethis:

Thanks everyone for a fun roulette
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« Reply #1360 on: May 04, 2016, 06:35:26 AM »
Yes, thank you to everyone for participating. I might have gotten more great stuff from some people, but everyone managed to send me a couple of things that I loved and look forward to checking out.

Infact, I kept a record of that...this is my next year or two I think. :lol



M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
Within Temptation - The Silent Force
Epysode - Fantasmagoria
Nocturnal Rites - Grand Illusion
Caligula's Horse - Bloom
Dream Evil - Dragonslayer
Coheed and Cambria - The Afterman Descension
Angels & Airwaves - I-Empire
Tak Matsumoto Group - TMG 1
Klone - Here Come the Sun
Muse - Absolution
Ghost Ship Octavius - s/t
Rival Sons - Head Down
Amason - Sky City
Dynazty - Sultans of Sin
Blessed By A Broken Heart - Feel The Power
Tame Impala - Currents
Grimes - Art Angels
Eluveitie - Helvetios
Evergrey - In Search of Truth
Glen Hansard - Didn't He Ramble
Pallas - XXV
Circus Maximus - Isolate
Lechuga - s/t
Rishloo - Living as Ghosts with Buildings as Teeth
Gorillaz - Demon Days
Trail of Murder - Shades of Art
Anthriel - The Pathway
Lemaitre - 1749
Tamaryn - Cranekiss
Pineforest Crunch - Make Believe
Galahad - Empires Never Last
Gallowbraid - Ashen Eidolon
Árstíđir - Hvel
Lindsey Stirling - Shatter Me
Almanac - Tsar
Phideaux - Doomsday Afternoon
St. Lucia - When The Night
Threshold - March of Progress
Mr. Big - s/t
Anneke Van Giersbergen - Drive
After Forever - s/t
The Dear Hunter - Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise
The Ralph - Delimiter
Leonard Bernstein - Barber's Adagio and Other Romantic Favourites
Archive - Axiom
Guro Von Germeten - Come Stand Before Me
Foals - Total Life Forever
Dimension Act - Manifestation of Progress
God is an Astronaut - All is Violent, All is Bright
Scorpions - Humanity Hour I
Bent Knee - Shiny Eyed Babies
Mark Knopfler - Get Lucky
Darkwater - Calling The Earth to Witness
Mattador - Save Us From Ourselves
Foster The People - Torches
Powerworld - Human Parasite
Landon Tewers - Dead Kid
Xandria - India
Eisley - The Valley
Saffire - From Ashes To Fire
Rainbow - Stranger In Us All
Nevermore - Dead Heart in a Dead World
Ihsahn - Arktis.
Foxy Shazam - s/t
Daughter - If You Leave
Heather Dale - Avalon
Damien Rice - 9
Shooting Star - s/t
Saint Deamon - Pandeamonium
Azedia - Life Goes On
Emerson, Lake and Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery
Novembre - Materia
Clint Mansell - The Fountain OST
alt-J - An Awesome Wave
Defecto - Excluded
Halsey - Badlands
PelleK - Bag of Tricks
Waken Eyes - Exodus
Wishbone Ash - Argus
Blackmore's Night - The Village Lanterne
Long Distance Calling - TRIPS
Lord - Set in Stone
Xerath - III
Yes - Close to the Edge
Deep Purple - s/t
Theodore Bastard - Vetvi

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Re: Bolsters™ The Roulette, v2 ★ THE CONCLUSION ★
« Reply #1361 on: May 04, 2016, 06:41:06 AM »
Yeah, 4 points for pearl fucked me up. If it was three, we would've been both at the second place.

Yeah, stealing that Sapphire, and have you NOT steal the Amethyst made all the difference.  Close one there dude.

And interesting that Dimension Act made the 'check-it-out' list without earning even a pink.   :biggrin:  Also cool how Rich got two coal stars, but still finished 4th.  Talk about being hot and cold!

As usual, the real winner is the host - and the loser is their wallet.
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« Reply #1362 on: May 04, 2016, 06:43:32 AM »
 Right in the middle. Actually a little surprised that I'm is high. That was fun though
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« Reply #1363 on: May 04, 2016, 06:45:22 AM »
And interesting that Dimension Act made the 'check-it-out' list without earning even a pink.
Well there were three things that detracted from that song for me: Overlong medley intro, excessive amount of instrumental sections, fadeout at the end. I liked what was going on in the song for the mostpart and I figured the other songs on the album might not have these shortcomings, so I added it.

Also, the next few days I will be working on some "best-of" spotify playlists for those interested in that sort of thing. I'll post them once they're done.

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« Reply #1364 on: May 04, 2016, 06:47:36 AM »
Cool that despite having a lot of 'good but not great' ratings that ended up being on the lower half of the results still got you to check out albums, like Rival Sons, Novembre and Lechuga. Maybe my lowsy song-picking skills will be compromised. :biggrin:
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