Flying Discs Money Contest POLL - Udpate the rules !

Discussion in 'General Game Discussion and Questions' started by stamasar, Aug 28, 2010.

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Flying discs money contest basic rule adjustment

Poll closed Sep 12, 2010.
  1. Full game video recording

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Partial video recording (last minute of final score at least)

    24.0%
  3. Screen shot of game over along with openfeint (verification of id through openfeint)

    52.0%
  4. Openfeint only (verification of id through openfeint)

    24.0%
  1. stamasar

    stamasar Well-Known Member

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    Hi to all,

    Due to some of your requests, and after careful consideration we have decided to conduct a poll for the video recording rule about the money contest.

    The reasons we decided on the video recording rule at first was to protect against fake scores from possible hacking.

    Because of the unpopularity of the video recording rule: ...
    we have put together 4 possible solutions for you to choose from:

    1. full game video recording
    2. partial video recording (last minute of final score at least)
    3. screen shot of game over along with openfeint (verification of id through openfeint)
    4. openfeint only (verification of id through openfeint)

    *minimum 100 votes required
    If the votes required are not submitted, option 2 will be applied as of now, and until or if the poll results are different.

    Thank you
    Legal Radiation team
     
  2. Balu`

    Balu` Well-Known Member

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    Screen shot for sure, at least 50% of the people can't make a video or have too bad connections to upload it. And you will never get 100 votes tbh.
     
  3. stamasar

    stamasar Well-Known Member

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    We will hear the voices.
    We will put it in another forum and let you know soon.
    But 3-5 votes won`t do.

    Everyone can find a way to upload a large file though.
    From a friend, from a cafe, university etc...

    And everyone can find a camera too. You can pause the game at 70.000+ (or close it. it saves your last game and you can continue) ask a camera from a friend and there you are. Just a minute video until you lose.

    We are offering good prizes (starting from $400 !).

    Friendly
    Stamatis
     
  4. LordGek

    LordGek Moderator
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    I'm with the majority here, just a screenshot with OF integration (so at least they'd need to be decent hackers as well as Photoshop Masters) since I don't have a video camera and you never really know in advance if THIS is going to be the game you get that amazing score on.

    Maybe if you're allowed to just show a video from some point pretty late in the game (once you already know you have an amazing game in progress) it wouldn't be AS bad but I'd still prefer to lose the whole video aspect.

    I still like my idea of an encrypted code right there in the end of game score display that only the devs have the ability to unscramble which factors in the score, combos, and total time. If the stats displayed in the screenshot don't match the encrypted code also shown in the screenshot, the picture has been altered.
     
  5. stamasar

    stamasar Well-Known Member

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    The voting goes ok.
    I put already one poll in the largest forum about the iPhone in my country and it will get a lot of votes. They just reviewed us with 5 stars and they `ll also feature us :)

    I don`t know if it is apropriate to put a link here.
    Is it ?
    Anyway you won`t understand a word there. It`s Greek :)

    Thank you all guys
    s
     
  6. RaptorF35

    RaptorF35 Well-Known Member

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    I'm for just the OF identification.....I don't really want to go through the hassle of a video or screenshot......btw..lol I'm not a hacker :p
     
  7. lacedolphin

    lacedolphin Well-Known Member

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    I have a good camera but can't make a video of me playing unless one of my kids happens to be here, and I don't usually play until they are asleep. I also don't trust OF that much due to they hackers so I say either a picture of your actual device or a screen shot. Something to authenticate what is showing in OF at least.
     
  8. Skinski

    Skinski Well-Known Member

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    Lamb is delicious. :)

    I used to work for some Greeks and every year for the annual work party they would roast a lamb on a spit. Good times. :)
     
  9. stamasar

    stamasar Well-Known Member

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    Aha. Cheater. I got you.
    That explains a lot of things !!!
    Like ...let`s say... YOUR GREAT score on normal mode.
    You had greek friends eh ?
    You are rejected from the contests.
    There you are.

    hehehe :)
    don`t believe a word of all this ofcourse

    Roasted lamb - with tons of beer or "hand made" red wine
    Super !
     
  10. starmonkey101

    starmonkey101 Well-Known Member

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    screenshot is easy...:rolleyes:
     
  11. Stan

    Stan Well-Known Member

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    I don't have the app yet, but just a suggestion. How about instead of the gameplay video, a video of the page where it shows the score?
     
  12. stamasar

    stamasar Well-Known Member

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    a video editor could hack it easily. Even me that i am not a video pro. Just have fulled around some times with some progz.

    Thank you so much you bothered to propose it anyway :)

    Friendly
    s
     
  13. starmonkey101

    starmonkey101 Well-Known Member

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    can someone spare me some tips? i cant get past 2500-ish
     
  14. stamasar

    stamasar Well-Known Member

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    Tips

    Sure :)

    Find the tips in this thread:
    http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=65310&page=4

    Don`t give up.
    These tips will get you to the brain update status as we call it, if you read `em carefully.

    Thanks
    s
     
  15. LegalRadiationTeam

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    Looks like the screenshot and OpenFeint combo is the way to go ...

    We will most probably add a hash to verify the the score.

    STILL HACKABLE but since that is what you want ...

    BTW keep voting. More voting is more reassuring that we are doing the right thing...

    John
     
  16. LordGek

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    You realize that this poll is going to be incredibly biased.

    Even IF some of us thought filming the whole thing would be the safest way to verify things, it is undoubtedly a much bigger hassle for us gamers.

    I hope the endgame screen plus your own ability to lookup stuff by name on OF is enough.

    But here is something to consider...is there a way to have some minor stats stored in OF that aren't even displayed?

    Like could you have OF secretly store numbers of combos and time for some given score entry? So while we only see the OF name and score, you folk can get a few extra stats on an entry in the highscore listing to compare to the submitted photo?
     
  17. stamasar

    stamasar Well-Known Member

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    Yes it does and we are working on it :)
    Your comments in our threads are most helpful

    Thank you very much

     
  18. LordGek

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    Cool. This would be such a simpler solution and would be a lot tougher to hack than merely giving myself a 1,000,000,000 point score! :eek:
     
  19. stamasar

    stamasar Well-Known Member

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    You changed the "video proof" rule of the contest

    Hi all,

    you managed to change the rule you didn`t like about the video recording proof.
    So here are the results from 2 forums:

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    Touch Arcade

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    iPhoneHellas

    The changed rule is already announced on the game`s website:
    http://www.flyingdiscsgame.com/money_contest.html

    Thank you
     

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