Dream Theater Survivor 2017 - The Finals - THE FINAL ROUND!!!

Started by The Letter M, May 08, 2017, 12:23:49 AM

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Vote for your LEAST FAVORITE song!

Octavarium
25 (49%)
A Change Of Seasons
26 (51%)

Total Members Voted: 51

Voting closed: May 10, 2017, 12:23:49 AM

The Letter M

The Finals
Octavarium
A Change Of Seasons

Round 32's Tie-Breaker's Results:
Metropolis Part 1: The Miracle And The Sleeper 23 (54.8%)
Octavarium 19 (45.2%)

03. Metropolis Part 1: The Miracle And The Sleeper
04. Learning To Live
05. Home
06. Breaking All Illusions
07. Take The Time
08. Trial Of Tears
09. The Glass Prison
10. Finally Free
11. Scarred
12. In The Name Of God
13. Bridges In The Sky
14. The Mirror
15. The Root Of All Evil
16. Fatal Tragedy
17. In The Presence Of Enemies
18. The Count Of Tuscany
19. Stream Of Consciousness
20. Disappear
21. The Ministry Of Lost Souls
22. Lines In The Sand
23. Illumination Theory
24. Moment Of Betrayal
25. Three Days
26. Surrender To Reason
27. A Nightmare To Remember
28. A Tempting Offer
29. A Life Left Behind
30. The Killing Hand
31. A Fortune In Lies
32. To Live Forever
33. A Vision
34. March Of The Tyrant

By four votes, "Metropolis", one of the band's classic and fan-favorite concert-pieces, as well as epics, is finally out, placing third and getting the bronze. It hung in there for as long as it could, but it makes way for two of Dream Theater's most loved side-length epics - the 23-minute "A Change Of Seasons" and the 24-minute "Octavarium". Only ONE of these epics will get first place, while the other shall settle for second - which is YOUR least favorite of these two?

This round will be open for TWO days, just to ensure that everyone here gets a chance to vote, so I hope to see at LEAST 42 votes in this final Finals round! Thanks again to EVERYONE who has participated in this. It's been a LOT of fun to do this year, and I've really enjoyed seeing the results unfold! The past month of Finals rounds has been pretty interesting, though now that we're here at the end of all things, it'll be fun to see which of these behemoth classic epics will beat the other one!

What's next for me? I will bring back my Genesis Survivor, which I've only done once and not since 2012! The board has definitely had members come and go in the last five years, so I think it's been plenty of time since then to do this one again, and hopefully I will have more players this go around (at least for MOST of the albums). If there are any Genesis fans here in the DT Survivor thread, I hope you continue to follow me as we decide which Genesis song will survive the longest!

-Marc.

Prog Snob

When you're about to put on A Change of Seasons, you do.


TheCountOfNYC

A Change of Seasons. Octavarium is IMO the greatest song ever written.

MirrorMask

I'll vote against Octavarium. May A Change of Seasons win  :metal

Mladen

Whoa! I know I said I'm fine either way, but I really did not think Octavarium would survive the tiebreaker round.  :lol

Still, ACOS gets my vote. Both songs are perfect, though. It really doesn't matter at this point.  ;D

home


Eldomm


jjrock88


Tomislav95

Octavarium. Both would make my top 10, maybe even top 5.

krands85

Whoaaaahh, ohhh, ohhhhh. Whoaaaahh, ohhhhh, ohhhhhh. Waaah, ahhh, haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaowwwwww



Elite

Quote from: Mladen on May 08, 2017, 01:21:11 AM
Whoa! I know I said I'm fine either way, but I really did not think Octavarium would survive the tiebreaker round.  :lol

Where did all the extra votes come from though?
Quote from: Lolzeez on November 18, 2013, 01:23:32 PMHey dude slow the fuck down so we can finish together at the same time.  :biggrin:
Quote from: home on May 09, 2017, 04:05:10 PMSqu
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Destiny Of Chaos

ACOS.

Thanks for running this. I'd be curious to learn if folks prefer the survivor or the league.

romdrums

There's no way it should be this close.  A Change of Seasons runs circles around Octavarium.

MirrorMask

Quote from: Destiny Of Chaos on May 08, 2017, 05:48:56 AM
Thanks for running this. I'd be curious to learn if folks prefer the survivor or the league.

Generally, I prefer survivors. But on the specific case of DT and this being, well, a DT forum, I think that the band that we're all here for is worth of a more complex structure like the league. Still it was fun to go through this!

krands85

Quote from: Destiny Of Chaos on May 08, 2017, 05:48:56 AM
Thanks for running this. I'd be curious to learn if folks prefer the survivor or the league.
I think I prefer the league - certainly when it comes to DT. It can get quite annoying voting for the same song every round if you happen to dislike one that not many other people do!
Whoaaaahh, ohhh, ohhhhh. Whoaaaahh, ohhhhh, ohhhhhh. Waaah, ahhh, haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaowwwwww

Scorpion

Quote from: romdrums on May 08, 2017, 05:58:42 AM
There's no way it should be this close.  A Change of Seasons runs circles around Octavarium.

I agree.


jakepriest

Quote from: krands85 on May 08, 2017, 06:11:09 AM
Quote from: Destiny Of Chaos on May 08, 2017, 05:48:56 AM
Thanks for running this. I'd be curious to learn if folks prefer the survivor or the league.
I think I prefer the league - certainly when it comes to DT. It can get quite annoying voting for the same song every round if you happen to dislike one that not many other people do!

I'm the other way around. I dislike having to vote for 20 songs every single round, but that's just a personal thing.
It's a nice format that leads to very interesting results and statistics though, so I understand why people prefer it and I certainly appreciate the work DoC has put into it over the past few years.  :tup

Quote from: Elite on May 08, 2017, 05:29:17 AM
Quote from: Mladen on May 08, 2017, 01:21:11 AM
Whoa! I know I said I'm fine either way, but I really did not think Octavarium would survive the tiebreaker round.  :lol

Where did all the extra votes come from though?

Even though I wanted Octavarium to win, that round was a bit shady indeed. Out of nowhere we got like 8 votes that completely swung it in the other direction and not a single one of them made a post.

Elite

Exactly. ACOS was winning all the way through and the extra votes got there all in the same hour or so.

Where have I seen that before? hmmmm.
Quote from: Lolzeez on November 18, 2013, 01:23:32 PMHey dude slow the fuck down so we can finish together at the same time.  :biggrin:
Quote from: home on May 09, 2017, 04:05:10 PMSqu
scRa are the resultaten of sound nog bring propey

Train of Naught

#21
Quote from: Elite on May 08, 2017, 07:58:18 AM
Where have I seen that before? hmmmm.
Scar was active last night, IIRC he hasn't logged in to DTF for quite a while so you're probably right.. *sigh*

To add to that, one of his other accounts was last active at the exact same hour and almost same minute, and another one of his accounts was last active today. Neither of them have posted in a while. I really wish someone could just IP ban him, there's plenty of proof at this point

Anyway, voting Octavarium of course, like I have been for the past few rounds. Thanks for running this M! :tup

Crow


Elite

Quote from: Train of Naught on May 08, 2017, 08:05:41 AM
Quote from: Elite on May 08, 2017, 07:58:18 AM
Where have I seen that before? hmmmm.
Scar was active last night, IIRC he hasn't logged in to DTF for quite a while so you're probably right.. *sigh*

To add to that, one of his other accounts was last active at the exact same hour and almost same minute, and another one of his accounts was last active today.

Of course, I already checked that sort of stuff before posting in this thread. (x5 of his accounts)
Quote from: Lolzeez on November 18, 2013, 01:23:32 PMHey dude slow the fuck down so we can finish together at the same time.  :biggrin:
Quote from: home on May 09, 2017, 04:05:10 PMSqu
scRa are the resultaten of sound nog bring propey

Elite

Quote from: Train of Naught on May 08, 2017, 08:05:41 AM
I really wish someone could just IP ban him, there's plenty of proof at this point

Yup...

That last round was rigged and this one will likely get fucked up as well.
Quote from: Lolzeez on November 18, 2013, 01:23:32 PMHey dude slow the fuck down so we can finish together at the same time.  :biggrin:
Quote from: home on May 09, 2017, 04:05:10 PMSqu
scRa are the resultaten of sound nog bring propey

BlackInk

Octavarium.

1. A Change of Seasons
2. Octavarium
3. In the Presence of Enemies
4. The Glass Prison
5. In the Name of God
6. Finally Free
7. Home
8. Trial of Tears
9. Learning to Live
10. Breaking All Illusions
11. The Ministry of Lost Souls
12. Scarred
13. Metropolis - Part 1: The Miracle and the Sleeper
14. The Root of All Evil
15. Disappear
16. Stream of Consciousness
17. Take the Time
18. Bridges in the Sky
19. The Mirror
20. A Tempting Offer
21. Fatal Tragedy
22. Lines in the Sand
23. Moment of Betrayal
24. A Life Left Behind
25. To Live Forever
26. The Count of Tuscany
27. Illumination Theory
28. A Nightmare to Remember
29. Three Days
30. Surrender to Reason
31. The Killing Hand
32. A Fortune in Lies
33. A Vision
34. March of the Tyrant

Quote from: Destiny Of Chaos on May 08, 2017, 05:48:56 AM
I'd be curious to learn if folks prefer the survivor or the league.

Personally, I prefer the league.

home

I really like the survivor but I think the results of The League say a bit more. Also now we have some people voting stragegically and some people voting for the same song the whole survivor   :P

Quote from: Elite on May 08, 2017, 08:56:44 AM
That last round was rigged and this one will likely get fucked up as well.
That would really suck  :censored

Quote from: jakepriest on May 08, 2017, 07:41:43 AM
I dislike having to vote for 20 songs every single round, but that's just a personal thing.
Same

Crow


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Crow

I consider the results of this entire survivor basically invalid considering scar is rigging the results and despite this bring known for months nothing has been done to stop it but I also don't give that much of a damn about it anyways but seriously you should be banning all of scar's accounts and IP banning them to boot, admins

Tomislav95

Quote from: home on May 08, 2017, 10:09:31 AM
Quote from: jakepriest on May 08, 2017, 07:41:43 AM
I dislike having to vote for 20 songs every single round, but that's just a personal thing.
Same
Well, both of you should get better taste then :loser:

Quote from: Train of Naught on May 08, 2017, 08:05:41 AM
Scar was active last night, IIRC he hasn't logged in to DTF for quite a while so you're probably right.. *sigh*

To add to that, one of his other accounts was last active at the exact same hour and almost same minute, and another one of his accounts was last active today. Neither of them have posted in a while. I really wish someone could just IP ban him, there's plenty of proof at this point

Anyway, voting Octavarium of course, like I have been for the past few rounds. Thanks for running this M! :tup
Inspector ToN to the rescue :police:

Elite

Quote from: Parama on May 08, 2017, 10:44:03 AM
I consider the results of this entire survivor basically invalid considering scar is rigging the results and despite this bring known for months nothing has been done to stop it but I also don't give that much of a damn about it anyways but seriously you should be banning all of scar's accounts and IP banning them to boot, admins

Actually, as far as I know only the last round (and this one) is getting screwed.
That's only this Survivor though.
Quote from: Lolzeez on November 18, 2013, 01:23:32 PMHey dude slow the fuck down so we can finish together at the same time.  :biggrin:
Quote from: home on May 09, 2017, 04:05:10 PMSqu
scRa are the resultaten of sound nog bring propey

Adami

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home

Quote from: Tomislav95 on May 08, 2017, 10:47:04 AM
Quote from: home on May 08, 2017, 10:09:31 AM
Quote from: jakepriest on May 08, 2017, 07:41:43 AM
I dislike having to vote for 20 songs every single round, but that's just a personal thing.
Same
Well, both of you should get better taste then :loser:

It's more laziness than taste tbh  :lol

ToT-147

There's plenty of songs better than 8V... but a mediocre DT song can't win this.. It's good... and it's epic... and The Crimson Sunrise, The Crimson Sunset and Another World are flawless compositions... but the rest is no way higher than "good"..

So Octave for the win..

Quote from: Destiny Of Chaos on May 08, 2017, 05:48:56 AM
Thanks for running this. I'd be curious to learn if folks prefer the survivor or the league.

To be fair, with both formats we had the same three or four songs in the first places, so it wouldn't make much difference about that.. But I also prefer the league, because it gives a more representative picture of the whole DTF ranking of the rest of songs..

Anyways, whatever the format, they'd be even more interesting and fun by having more participation, i.e. more voters, more opinions..